Standout UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will be sidelined for several weeks as she recovers from suffering a broken thumb and undergoing knee surgery.

Ronda Rousey Breaks Thumb

Rousey’s win against Canadian challenger Alexis Davis at UFC 175 didn’t come without a price. In the 16-second fight, the bantamweight champion suffered a broken thumb. Fortunately for Rousey, the thumb injury requires neither surgery nor a cast, reported Fox Sports. However, in order for the broken bone to heal properly, she’ll have to refrain from throwing punches for a number of weeks.

Rousey Getting Knee Surgery

Though her thumb doesn’t require her to receive surgery, her ongoing knee troubles have caused Rousey to schedule surgery on it for next Tuesday. The fighter will undergo relatively routine arthroscopic knee surgery, which is often performed on athletes who tear their meniscus. The procedure will only have Rousey sidelined for a couple of weeks.

The injuries notwithstanding, Rousey still planned on taking a long break after her fight with Davis. She’ll definitely be back in the octagon for New Year’s, and wants to get on the card for January 2015. A leading contender for Rousey’s next fight is Cat Zingano, though the UFC is likely still hoping to get Gina Carano to sign a new contract and face off against the reigning champion.


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