twitter google

Demetrious Johnson Doesn’t Need Surgery After All

That’s gotta hurt.

Originally scheduled to undergo surgery for a suspected hernia received during his UFC on FX 3 headlining bout against Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, which served as the second semifinal bout of the UFC flyweight tournament, “Mighty Mouse” has been reassessed, and the outlook is a little better.

Not to say his injury doesn’t suck.

Johnson, who will face Joseph Benavidez to determine the first ever UFC 125 pound champion, suffered severe swelling in his groin immediately after the June 8th bout with McCall. Although it was originally diagnosed as a hernia, which would have required surgery to repair, it turns out it was just some unfortunate swelling, and the flyweight contender only requires some anti-inflammatory medication and some rest.

Johnson, however, is still awaiting x-ray results on his right hand, which he believes he re-injured during the bout. So a date for the first ever flyweight title bout cannot be determined just yet.

Photo Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski

Event Date: May 8, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic

Event Date: May 14, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo

Event Date: May 14, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef

Event Date: May 20, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt

Event Date: May 29, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman 2

Event Date: June 4, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass