Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer Trevor Smith was on the losing end of the "Fight of the Night" against Ed Herman Saturday evening (July 27, 2013) at UFC on FOX 8, and to make matters worse he broke his hand in the process.
Smith, a veteran of the now-defunct Strikeforce organization who was making his Octagon debut, dropped a razor-thin split decision to Herman in one of the most exciting bouts of the evening, which took place on FX portion of the preliminary card.
Unfortunately "Hot Sauce" wasn't able to finish the fight at the pace he started it, and according to a Tweet from UFC president Dana White, that could have because he broke his hand in the early going of the Middleweight match up.
"Smith had a broken hand in the fight which makes him even more impressive!!!!," White wrote on his official Twitter account.
It is unknown at this time how long the injury will sideline the 32-year-old and whether or not it will require surgery.
Despite the UFC actively making a lot of roster cuts, particularly with former Strikeforce fighters, Smith is sure to get another chance to showcase his skills in the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization as White appeared to be thrilled by his memorable fight in Seattle, Washington.
Smith's hand may be sore for a few weeks, but the additional $50,000 he earned will certainly take the sting away from that as well as his defeat.
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