Following the biggest win of his career, American Top Team fighter Mike Brown walked away from the cage and as cameras followed him to the back, he was noticeably wincing in pain and holding his rib cage area.
At first it was thought that Brown somehow broke a rib during his first round knockout of former champion, Urijah Faber.
MMAInsider confirmed after further analysis that Brown actually suffered torn rib cartilage during the fight that caused him extreme pain after the match-up was over.
According to inside sources, Brown still has no idea when the injury occurred and it was only after the fight was over that he actually felt any pain in his rib cage area.
The new WEC featherweight champion had to receive medical attention and didn’t even get to enjoy his post fight party!
No word on how long the injury will sideline the new top featherweight, but he is expected to make a full recovery.