According to Sherdog.com, WAMMA heavyweight champ Fedor Emelianenko injured his left hand during Saturday night’s tussle with Brett Rogers. The Russian successfully made his U.S. primetime debut on “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” last night, but it appears to have come at a slight price.
A source close to Team Fedor told the website that the first examination could not determine if Emelianenko had broken bones in his left haymaker, but he intends to visit a specialist on Sunday to further assess the damage.
Emelianenko extended his nearly nine-year winning streak last night by slapping Rogers silly inside the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. MMA’s Terminator caught the former Sam’s Club employee with a vicious right, sending Rogers to the canvas 1:48 into the 2ndRound.
After briefly attending a post-fight press conference, a banged-up Emelianenko was sent to a local hospital. He later returned with his left arm in a soft cast that went up to his elbow area.
(UPDATED 11/9/09 10:37AM PT – Sherdog is now reporting that Emelianenko did not break his nose as previously reported. The source said the first examination could not determine if Emelianenko had broken bones in his hand, but it now appears that he likely has tendon or ligament damage.)