Gabriel Gonzaga Requires Surgery for Broken Hand
UFC heavyweight fighter Gabriel Gonzaga suffered a significant break to his hand in his fight against Stipe Miocic Saturday at UFC on FOX 10. Gonzaga reported Monday that he was going to need surgery.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
Gabriel Gonzaga will undergo surgery to fix a significant break to his right hand suffered this past Saturday at UFC on FOX 10.
Gonzaga broke his hand in the first round of his fight with Stipe Miocic, a fight he lost by unanimous decision. According to Gonzaga, the break threw the heavyweight off his gameplan.
“I was hesitating to throw other punches and take him down,” he said during an appearance on the MMA Hour on Monday. “I was hesitating to go for it or not. I didn’t know I broke my hand, but it was hurting a lot, so you think twice before throwing the punch.”
Gonzaga would send out a video of his broken hand on Sunday. Given the severity of the break, it is easy to guess that the injury had something to do with Gonzaga’s performance. The loss ended a two-fight streak of first-round KO wins for Gonzaga, who has had a resurgence in this, his second, stint in the UFC. With the injury and the hitch in his momentum, Gonzaga has only to wait and stay hungry for his next opportunity in the Octagon.
“I’m back to the end of the line,” he said. “Now, I have to work to get back on track.”