Photo: Thiago Alves likely needs surgery

Photo: Thiago Alves likely needs surgery

Thiago Alves might need surgery to repair his broken nose. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to everyone who watched last Saturday’s UFC Goiania he took some pretty nasty elbows to the face, and forewhead.

MMA Fighting now reports, that Dr. Marcio Tannure, medical director of the Brazilian sports commission CABMMA, has stated, that Alves might very well have to undergo surgery on his nose to fix it, although X-rays or a detailed status on Alves’ condition haven’t been available, yet.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t my night. But that’s how it is at the highest level of competition,” Alves wrote. “A small setback is a great setup for a bigger comeback! I’ll learn from my mistakes and get a lot better. I won’t stop until I have that belt around my waist! Now back to the grind. Just wanna first thank God for blessing with this life. And a massive thank you to all my fans for the support. And UFC for this opportunity. I will be back!”

Here’s the picture:

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Posted by Kelley Tidwell