The result of former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tateâ€™s title-defense against newly crowned division queen Ronda Rousey may not have been ideal for the talented 25-year old but it appears the follow-up on her injured arm has definitely turned out to be a â€œbest caseâ€ scenario. While many fans assumed Tateâ€™s limb had been broken or at least suffered severe ligament damage based on the angle Rouseyâ€™s fight-wining Armbar left it in, it looks like the resulting issues can be corrected by rest/rehabilitation rather than surgery.
â€œLooks like no surgery!! Doctor was impressed with progress so far,â€ wrote Tate on her Twitter. She also recently confirmed she hadnâ€™t broken any bones either.
Though certainly good news, it remains to be seen how long Tate will be sidelined while recovering meaning it is still unknown when sheâ€™ll return to the ring.
Tateâ€™s loss to Rousey marked the first tap-out of her career and â€œRowdyâ€ Rondaâ€™s fifth consecutive opening round Armbar. Rousey is expected to put her belt on the line against Sarah Kaufman later this year, giving Tate time to heal and take on another opponent before potentially being put in a rematch with the Olympian.
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