UFC on FOX 24 ended up being a pretty bad night for Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. First, the Brazilian star – considered by many to be long-deserving of a title shot – got wrecked by underdog Robert Whitaker. But adding insult to injury (literally) was a pectoral tear, which required surgery. Now Jacare is stuck on the sidelines for a bit.
As per MMAFighting:
Ronaldo Souza underwent surgery Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The UFC middleweight contender, who recently suffered a TKO loss to Robert Whittaker in Kansas City, revealed that he suffered a pectoral rupture during his UFC on FOX 24 bout.
Souza underwent a two-and-a-half hour surgery at the Vitoria hospital, and his doctor Rickson Moraes deemed it a success.
“Alongside with Dr. Rickson, I decided to undergo surgery to heal this injury once and for all,” Souza stated in a release. “I’m feeling relieved. I’m already recovering well, and I’ll move one step at a time towards my comeback to training and to the Octagon. I’ll be back soon, stronger and even hungrier to fight., hungrier to win.”