UFC veteran Spencer Fisher has been declared "permanently disabled and unable to work" after a ten-year fighting career. The 44-year-old former fighter recently revealed he was diagnosed with brain lesions and early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He retired in 2012.
- According to Fisher, he'd been experiencing dizzy spells, depressive episodes, and difficulty remembering people's names. He recalled instances with his children when he'd forget their names on the spot.
- On Thursday, the UFC donated $1M to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas for further research. But according to company president Dana White, brain injuries are "part of the gig" as a professional fighter.
- As a professional fighter, Fisher competed 17 times in the UFC and won four post-fight bonuses amounting to $50,000 each. He holds a record of 24-9, 19 of those victories ended via stoppage.