Donald Cerrone didn’t break Mike Perry’s arm at UFC Fight Night 139, after all.
Following his first-round submission loss to Cerrone (34-11 MMA, 21-8 UFC) this past weekend, Perry (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) said his “damn arm” was broken due to the fight-ending armbar technique. Test results have shown that’s not the case, though.
Perry, 27, shared an x-ray on social media today revealing no breaks from the fight. He’s not out of the woods yet, though, because “Platinum” still needs to undergo an MRI to determine potential ligament, nerve and/or muscle damage. He wrote that will take place on Thursday (via Instagram Stories):
“This is my arm. No bones look broke but mri Thursday will show ligament, tendon and muscle damage”
UFC Fight Night 139 took place at Pepsi Center in Denver. Perry vs. Cerrone co-headlined the FS1-televised card following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
After he locked in the armbar, Cerrone said he heard Perry’s arm “pop” before he twisted it to the point of forcing a tap. It was a disappointing outcome for Perry, but he has been in high spirits since, promising to return to training and work on jiu-jitsu to the point he’s awarded his black belt.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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