source | MMAfighting.com
Top-ranked UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is currently on the mend after undergoing successful five-hour surgery to remove bone fragments (photo) from his elbow last week, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.
“I didn’t have trouble (in the fight) because of the injury,” Souza said at UFC Fight Night 36’s post-fight press conference. “I have bone fragments in my left arm and I almost pulled out of the fight, but I asked the UFC to continue. I asked my doctors if I could fight and they said there was a high possibility that I could fight.”