If you thought Amir Sadollah winning the Ultimate Fighter with a total of zero professional fights under his belt was impressive, he also did it with an unusual injury:
“I was hurt,” Sadollah admitted. “My fight with Matt (Brown), I got something called benign positional vertigo. That’s from getting hit in the head, which Matt Brown did to me a couple of times. It basically just gives you dizzy spells. And I was really scared, too, because I noticed it after my fight, then your next fight is a week after that.
“I thought I had a concussion. I was training, and every time you change positions, the whole world, like, your perception of reality just spins. It’s damage to the organ in your ears that handles your balance. I thought I was concussive. I thought I had brain damage. So going into that fight with C.B., it’s to the point where they stand me up and I’m bloody and I’m smiling. And I’m smiling because the whole ring is like spinning, and I thought something was wrong with my brain.”