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Early Prognosis: Miesha Tate not Likely to Undergo Surgery

Miesha TateYou didn’t have to be a doctor to have deduced that the grotesque angle at which Ronda Rousey bent Miesha Tate’s arm during their Strikeforce title fight was unnatural, and likely resulted in damage.

As she’s done with all of her previous MMA opponents, Rousey trapped Tate in an armbar within the first round of their championship bout. A master of that submission, Rousey cranked on Tate’s arm until it bent almost completely in the opposite direction, eventually forcing the stubborn fighter to tap — but not before the apparent damage had been done.

Luckily for Tate, it appears that the damage she suffered as the structural integrity of her elbow joint was put to the test was relatively minimal and will not require surgery. Tate revealed via Twitter that a recent visit to the doctor left her with the good news.

Looks like no surgery!! Dr was impressed w progress so far! :)

Tate also estimated about a two month recovery time before she’s back in action. Rousey and Tate did battle on March 3 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, in the main event of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey.


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