Rosi Sexton could need neck surgery following UFC release

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Released by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after her loss to Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 30, mixed martial arts veteran Rosi Sexton may need surgery on her neck, after coming to grips with the pain she was suffering from well before her final fight with the top organization in the world.

Rosi Sexton will likely need neck surgery in 2014, after suffering from some sort of injury at UFC 161 during her fight with Alexis Davis. The rugged United Kingdom-based fighter was unsure about exactly what happened during that fight; however, she was aware of the pain and now, she must deal with the health consequence.

Sexton had an MRI done before her loss to Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 30, which revealed two prolapsed discs.

From MMA Weekly:

"I managed to work through it in training and I don't think it was a crucial factor in the outcome. However, it's been getting worse and it's now reached the point where I need to have it treated."

According to Sexton, she will meet with a consultant and determine the next step for treatment heading into the new year.

Sexton was cut by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Jessica Andrade, in which her corner was scrutinized for not throwing in the towel to save their fighter from the Brazilian's constant onslaught.

At 36 years old, Sexton is unsure if she will fight again after the surgery, and says that a lot of it depends on how she would feel after the fact.

"I hope to be able to have at least a few more fights. At a minimum, I will be out of competition for six months following the surgery."

The "Surgeon" has now become the patient.

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