Yesterday in Los Angeles, WAMMA heavyweight champ Fedor Emelianenko underwent successful surgery to repair his dislocated left thumb. Although the champ’s war wounds aren’t as bad as originally expected, Emelianenko will still be riding the pine for at least 4-6 weeks.
Following his impressive victory over Brett Rogers on Saturday evening, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated that Fedor had fractured his thumb and suffered tendon damage in his left haymaker. That was in addition to his broken nose.
“We’re hearing he could be out for four to six months,” a bummed-out Coker stated during the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” post-fight presser.
Well, good days are here again as his new golden boy will now only be sidelined for a month-and-a-half, nothing in comparison to the extended breaks the Russian has enjoyed in the past.
Oh yeah, and his nose wasn’t fractured either, it was merely a cut that opened up after it met a straight-left jab in the fight’s opening moments.
Emelianenko extended his nearly nine-year winning streak this weekend 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.