Yoel Romero wiped away the stain of a poor first and second round with a big comeback TKO against Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou. Romero’s star is shooting up with another knockout to his name, but for Brunson, it looks like he’ll be sidelined for quite some time. Dana White gave an update to Brunson’s status via Twitter.
Just went to the hospital to see @DerekBrunsonMMA he has a fractured jaw. He is waiting to have surgery.
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 16, 2014
A broken jaw more than salt in the wound for Brunson who was up 20-18 on all three judges score cards heading in to the third round. Hopefully the break wasn’t too bad, and he can recover quickly and with a minimal amount of surgery. Brunson for his part, has released several statements via Facebook and twitter since the fight and seems to be doing well.
I’m good all . Taking a little break and I’ll be back ! No worries . Thanks again for all of the love and supports , I dig all of y’all ! #UFC 💯
Brunson has confirmed that he will be heading in for surgery on Thursday as well:
Finally headed to get that surgery on my jaw . I’ll message when I’m out #GodSpeed
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) January 16, 2014
It’s hard to say exactly what punch did the damage to Brunson’s jaw as he took a lot of unnecessary shots at the end of that fight. Check back as we’ll be sure to keep you updated with more injury news and updates from Wednesday’s Fight Night card.
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