Some positive news surfaced earlier today on the condition of former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate whose arm was twisted in a relatively horrific manner due to a slick (and sick) Armbar from new title-holder Ronda Rousey in their headlining scrap this past Saturday night. Based on both the angle her elbow was bent, as well as her immediate reaction after the fight in addition to the medical staff on hand, many believed Tate’s arm had been seriously injured.
While it still may have it looks like her limb’s bones remained intact throughout the gruesome submission.
“I had X-rays last night. No bones are broken, which I already knew,” said Tate to MMAFighting. “Other than that, I have to get an MRI to find out anything further.”
While the lack of broken bones is certainly a good thing clearly the 25-year old is not out of the woods yet based on the probability of ligament damage. Torn ligaments can in fact be far more serious in nature and, depending on her status, could keep her out of action of an extended period of time.
PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE (Austin Hargrave)
MMATraining Take: I’m glad to hear her bones aren’t broken but I had a feeling that would be the case anyways since the torque was clearly on her elbow. Hopefully her MRI will only reveal minimal damage but I’m not confident that will be the case.