Bad news struck earlier today for fans of Bellator 115-pound champion Zoila Gurgel after “The Warrior Princess” went online to confirm she’d injured her knee while training for a November 12 fight against Carina Damm at Bellator 57.
“I just took an MRI of my knee yesterday and results came back. I completely tore my ACL,” the 11-1 Gurgel revealed through Twitter. “If it was up to me, I still was planning on fighting. I am able to still move forward and box, and I am very confident in that and my cardio… but (my) doctor and coaches (said) ‘No way in hell,’ so it’s off to surgery hopefully soon and back to training ASAP.”
Gurgel, ever positive, continued on to say she’ll be working her butt off in the gym to do what she can before going under the knife and saw a silver-lining to the situation in the time it will allow her to spend with the people she loves including husband, and fellow fighter, Jorge Gurgel.
The Bellator title-holder won her belt beating previously undefeated Japanese star Megumi Fujii during Season 3 but has only fought a single time this year, beating Karina Hallinan at Bellator 35 in March and subsequently having to sit on the sidelines after breaking her hand in the bout.
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