Good news for Team "Takedown."
Although Miesha Tate lost the women's bantamweight championship to Ronda Rousey by way of submission (armbar) at last night's (March 3, 2012) Strikeforce event in Ohio, the damage done to her arm isn't as bad as originally thought.
Initially, it appeared as though her arm was broken thanks to the nasty angle Rousey had it bent (evidence here) and the fact that she was unable to move it immediately following the contest.
However, she tells MMAFighting.com x-rays came back negative for a fracture:
"I had X-Rays last night. No bones are broken, which I already knew. Other than that, I have to get an MRI to find out anything further."
At the very least it looked as though she may have suffered a dislocated elbow but now it seems entirely possible she will have escaped her encounter with the "Rowdy" arm wrangler with all her limbs intact and operational.
Ligament damage is possible, which would, of course, be bad, but all told, this is good news for the former champion. Mostly because the road to recovery won't be as long as it could have been.
For her arm at least. No word on her ego.
Check out complete coverage of the Tate vs. Rousey match-up after the jump.
- Complete Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" results
- Ronda Rousey breaks Miesha Tate's arm to win title (We thought she did at the time)
- Picture of Miesha Tate's mangled arm
- GIF of Miesha Tate getting her arm all mangled
- Ronda Rousey details how she armbarred Miesha Tate
- An open love letter to Ronda Rousey
- Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey fight review and analysis
- Rousey and Tate score big win for women's MMA with Showtime brawl
- Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey full fight video highlights
- Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey event photos gallery
- Miesha Tate wins the sexiness battle but loses the war
For everything else you need to know about the bout between Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey check out our complete fight archive right here.