UFC welterweight star Tyron Woodley has revealed that he broke his foot in the opening round of his fight with Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 183 this past Saturday night.
Despite the injury Woodley opted to fight on and eventually won by split decision without giving away any indication of his ailment.
“Well @UFC fans I broke my foot N the 1st rnd,” Woodley wrote on Twitter yesterday. “I never want 2 make excuses so I pushed through & kept my GameFace Small injury & B back soon!”
“Thanks for all the kind words and inquires on my foot,” he wrote later. “I see a Orthopedic Specialist tomorrow and will know when I’ll be back banging @ufc”
An official medical report shows that Woodley now faces a six month suspension due to his injury, though he can be cleared earlier by a doctor.
Woodley is currently ranked No.3 in the welterweight division behind Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald. With those two expected to compete for No.1 contender status later in the year it looks like Woodley will have to bide his time before he gets a chance to fight for the belt.
Woodley isn’t the only fighter who battled through adversity at UFC 183, with Miesha Tate having also suffered a broken orbital bone due to a punch courtesy of Sara McMann in the first round of their fight, though like Woodley, Tate still managed to emerge victorious on the judges scorecards.
Check out the full list of UFC 183 medical suspensions below.
Nick Diaz was suspended until March 18 due to facial lacerations and can’t have contact until March 3.
Anderson Silva received a suspension until March 3 and can’t have contact until Feb. 22.
Kelvin Gastelum can’t compete until March 18 and have no contact until March 3 due to a cut on his left eyebrow.
Tyron Woodley was suspended six months for a broken foot, or cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
Joe Lauzon received a suspension until April 2 with no contact before March 18.
Tim Boetsch must have his right knee cleared by a doctor and right eye abrasion cleared by an ophthalmologist of be sidelined until July 31. He can’t have contact before March 3 due to facial lacerations.
Jordan Mein can not compete before March 3 and have no contact until Feb. 22.
Miesha Tate much have her left orbital cleared by a doctor and left elbow cleared by a doctor or she can’t compete before July 31, with no contact before March 3.
Ed Herman received a suspension until March 18 and can’t have contact before March 3.
John Lineker must have his right foot x-rayed and cleared by a doctor or he can’t compete before July 31.
Ian McCall was suspended until March 18 with no contact before March 3.
Tom Watson must have his right foot x-rayed and cleared by a doctor or be sidelined until July 31. He can’t have any contact before Feb. 22.
Andy Enz received a suspension until March 18 with no contact before March 3.