The reigning UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, underwent a successful intervertebral disc replacement surgery in a Los Angeles clinic, as the American reported to his fans on social media.
HUGE thank you to Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. @robertwatkins4 for repairing my neck with an artificial disc replacement, at the C6-C7 level. Most of strength came back immediately and so far, there’s no more numbing or tingling pain! The entire @cedarssinai staff were amazing, and I appreciate all of our conversations today.
April 15th begins Day 1 of my road to recovery! I’ll be sharing a lot of my experiences with you all as best as I can on my YouTube podcast (@theweeklyscraps) as well as IG. Looking forward to living a pain free life again! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Shortly before the operation, Aljamain Sterling said that the rehabilitation process would take at least five months, thereby making it clear that revenge with Petr Yan would take place no earlier than October of this year.
Recall that at the beginning of last month, the American was declared the new UFC bantamweight champion due to the disqualification of the Russian fighter, who in the fourth round of the title fight inflicted an illegal knee blow to the opponent’s head and lost his belt.