Immediately after his knockout victory over Chuck Liddell, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin stated that he believed he had broken his left arm, and indeed that has proven to be the case.

Franklin’s manager told today that the fighter has a broken left ulna bone which occured early in the first round of the fight while attempting to block a kick from Liddell.

He will now see an orthopedic surgeon who is expected to put a plate and screws into his arm in order to set the bone back into place which indicates that the injury is more severe than just a basic break.

It’s likely the arm will take around 3-4 months to heal, which means Franklin probably won’t return to the octagon until the end of the year.