Joe Doerksen suffered a broken orbital bone in his UFC 78 loss to Ed Herman this past Saturday. Doerksen confirmed the injury with MMA Weekly.
After a back-and-forth fight which included a near submission by Doerksen late in the second round, Herman caught Doerksen early in round three knocking the 50-fight veteran out to secure the victory.
No timetable has been announced for his potential return to action which will likely come outside of the UFC. Despite holding 39 career victories the Canadian fighter has had little luck in the octagon. His lone win came in 2005 against Patrick Cote while he has been defeated by Joe Riggs, Matt Lindland, and Nate Marquardt.