UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has reportedly suffered a severe injury following her victorious title defense against Valeria Letourneau (8-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) last weekend at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. After breaking her right hand in her recent fight, Jedrzejczyk has been given a medical suspension and should not fight again for 45 days and have no contract or real training for 30 days.
?Probably my hand is broken again,? Jedrzejczyk said during the UFC 193 post-fight press conference. ?So from here, I need to take a few months off.? The UFC strawweight champion will be suspended for 180 days unless an orthopedic doctor clears her for no severe damage.
Tiago Okamura, Jedrzejczyk?s manager, verified her broken hand on Sunday in a report from MMA Fighting and will need to undergo surgery to repair it. The UFC strawweight champion isn?t a stranger when it comes to injured hands, she also previously broke her right hand during her first successful title defense against Jessica Penne last June 20 at UFC Fight Night 69. Okamura assured everyone that the break is in a different spot and that there is already a scheduled surgery scheduled in a number of weeks in Los Angeles.
There is still no official timeline for Jedrzejczyk?s return, but her fast recovery in less than five months when she came back from a broken thumb to fight Letourneau is a clear sign that we won?t wait long for her return.
In other news, Ronda Rousey is also expected to have a mandatory six-month medical suspension after suffering injuries in her fist surprising defeat against Holly Holm. Ronda Rousey will take a break and promises to return to the Octagon after taking a surprising defeat, making it the first official loss in her Ultimate Fighting Championship career from an unexpected finish by Holly Holm. After winning all of her 12 previous fights, her first loss in the Octagon gave her a decision to take a breather and rest for a while.
?I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I?m fine,? Rousey said in her Instagram account. ?As I had mentioned before, I?m going to take a little bit of time, but I?ll be back.? For more information on Rousey?s first loss, check out this link.