Injury-jinxed flyweight Tatiana Suarez won’t be making her comeback at UFC 266 on September 25th against Roxanne Modafferi after suffering another setback.
“I sustained a very bad knee injury and now I need surgery,” Suarez said on Instagram. “I can’t believe it’s my reality but it is and when they do a story on me, it’s going to be the most kick ass story out there cause when I make my comeback, it’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait for it.
“I’m going to stay positive. I’m going to remain positive. I know that this is going to be hard. Injuries are always hard, mentally more than physically but I can do it.”
The 30-year-old Suarez appeared set for big things after winning TUF Season 23 back in 2016, and she began to fulfil that early promise by winning five-fights in a row, defeating notable names like Alexa Grasso, Carla Esparza and Nina Ansaroff along the way.
However, Suarez has been out of action since 2019 after suffering a neck injury that took a long time to recover from.
The fight against Modafferi had been set to mark her long-awaited return to the Octagon, but unfortunately now she’ll have to stay on the sidelines while she undergoes surgery and rehabs back to full health.