Mixed Martial Arts training can be incredibly taxing on the human body. Fighters are regularly injured and forced out of bouts, sometimes even resulting in the cancelation of an event.
On Wednesday, UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez revealed that he suffered a broken clavicle while training on Monday and underwent successful surgery.
Mma is a rough sport I sustained a broken collar bone Monday during mma training. Surgery was a success praying for a fast recovery.
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) January 28, 2015
Surgeries for broken collarbones are rare and typically are done to repair ligament damage. The recovery time for a broken clavicle range from six to twelve weeks.
Sanchez last fought at UFC Fight Night 42 in June 2014, defeating Ross Pearson by controversial split decision. He was expected to compete on the UFC 180 fight card in November, but an injury forced him out of the event.