Immediately after Demetrious Johnson won last Friday’s fight against Ian McCall, he declared he was ready for the finals, the sooner the better. Then he got home and his groin got all swollen and painful.
“It’s called an inguinal hernia,” Johnson today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). “It’s very common in men. It’s pretty explicit to talk about it, but basically, it’s a very uncomfortable situation. I noticed it after I got done fighting.”
He ain’t lying when he says it’s an explicit situation, but we here are Fightlinker are more than happy to give you the grisly details:
An inguinal (pronounced “ingwanal”) hernia is the most common type of hernia. The hernia can appear as a swelling in your groin or as an enlarged scrotum (the pouch containing the testicles), which may be painful. The swelling will often appear when you are lifting something and disappear when you lie down.
An inguinal hernia usually occurs when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel, such as the intestine, pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh.
If that pictograph ain’t enough for you, after the jump we have video! Horrible, horrible NSFW video! As for Johnson, inguinal hernia surgery requires a month of recovery so the first featherweight title fight should happen sometime around October or November.