UFC Fight Night 112 winner Darrell Horcher discusses emotional comeback after near-death
OKLAHOMA CITY – Darrell Horcher successfully returned to competition just 13 months after a gruesome motorcycle accident, defeating Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night 112.
Despite being thrown more than 100 feet and sustaining broken bones, ligament tears and internal injuries, Horcher’s (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) seemingly miraculous return to the octagon was an achievement in and of itself. The fight he capped it off – a the split decision win over Powell (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) – was the icing on the cake.
At first doctor’s told Horcher he would never fight again. He proved them wrong, though, by beating Powell at Sunday’s event, which took place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
“It was so emotional for me to get back,” Horcher told MMAjunkie. “I fought so hard to be here. It was a long year and what I’ve come from, most would people say a year is very short. And if you look at it on paper it is, but for me it was very hard. I pushed myself to do this, to come back, to get a win.”
Just one month before the accident,…