No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm by bjpenn.com staff 2 Comments

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale.

Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training.

According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not need surgery and instead was instructed to take it easy for four-weeks.

UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani broke it down,

“JDS is out of his fight with Stipe Miocic. He broke his left hand last Thursday. He had an MRI done and was hoping to still fight. They told him to monitor it to see if the swelling goes down. It didn’t. He was told to immobilize his hand for four weeks to heal. He doesn’t need surgery and he hopes to return sooner than later.”

Miocic will now face Fabio Maldonado in the night’s main event.

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