Following UFC Release, Rosi Sexton May Need Neck Surgery
Following her loss to Jessica Andrade (left) at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC released bantamweight fighter Rosi Sexton. Now, some eight weeks out of that fight, Sexton is looking at possible neck surgery to treat injuries she sustained while fighting inside the Octagon.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
Rosi Sexton had two fights inside the UFC. In both fights she los by unanimous decision, but it seems the fighter from the United Kingdom suffered more than points on her record. She has said recently that she will most likely need surgery to treat injuries she sustained in these fights.
During her first UFC fight against Alexis Davis at UFC 161, Sexton suffered an injury to her neck. She had an MRI scan before her next fight at UFC Fight Night 30 in October, and despite the diagnosis of two prolapsed discs in her neck, Sexton continued training and would go on to fight three rounds against Jessica Andrade.
“I managed to work through [the pain] in training and I don’t think it was a crucial factor in the outcome,” Sexton told MMA Weekly. “However, it’s been getting worse and it’s now reached the point where I need to have it treated.”
Sexton further explained that she’ll be meeting with a consultant and plans to seek treatment at the start of 2014. At 36 years old, Sexton is aware that surgery could mean the end of her career, though she is hopeful that she will be able to fight a few more times.
“I hope to be able to have at least a few more fights,” she said. “At a minimum, I will be out of competition for six months following the surgery.”