It was a tough night at the office for Deron Winn at UFC On ESPN 37 on Saturday night as he suffered something of a beatdown at the hands and elbows of Phil Hawes leading to a second round TKO loss.
Now Winn has revealed that he had to battle through a broken orbital bone that he suffered from a Hawes early in the first round, which he’ll now need to undergo surgery for.
“Got rocked early and I couldn’t fully get my legs back,” Winn said on Instagram. “I have a broken orbital bone in my face that I believe came in the first round. Will need surgery. I tried so hard in every aspect of preparing for this fight. I had to overcome some serious issues in my life to even be able to come back and step into the cage tonight or ever again for that matter. I’m sad of course. But I will hold my head high on the person I know I am becoming. My support system is out of this planet. The people who have stuck with me through the rough patches thank you. I’ll be back.”
Winn’s orbital bone might be damaged, but it appears his sense of humor remains intact judging by his latest post on Instagram, which sees him breaking down what happened in the fight in comical fashion.