Did you see Rory MacDonald's mangled shin? New Bellator champ has some good news

Dann StuppWhen it comes to Rory MacDonald’s mangled shin, the new Bellator champion has some good news.

In Saturday’s Bellator 192 co-headliner, MacDonald (20-4 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) claimed the welterweight title from Douglas Lima (29-7 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) with a hard-fought and grueling unanimous-decision victory (watch the highlights above).

Following the Paramount-televised event at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the fighters posed for a photo – one in which MacDonald was seen sitting on a stretcher with his new belt.

Both men look banged up and clearly depleted, even before the fight ended. One of the most noticeable issues was MacDonald’s left shin, which swelled up mid-fight and grew to nearly twice its size.

This morning, though, MacDonald, who’s No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, confirmed its not broken and that it’s just a “big hematoma” (via Twitter):

Here’s a look at the shin from mid-fight:

Rory MacDonald (Dave Mandel, MMAjunkie)

After his win, MacDonald was unable to stand on the leg and was carried backstage.

A timetable for his potential return hasn’t been determined.

For more on Bellator 192, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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