Diego Sanchez has been forced to the sidelines for the foreseeable future, suffering a broken collarbone in training.
Sanchez posted news of the injury – and his surgery – on Twitter Wednesday.
Mma is a rough sport I sustained a broken collar bone Monday during mma training. Surgery was a success praying for a fast recovery.
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) January 28, 2015
The 33-year-old former Ultimate Fighter winner earned a split decision over Ross Pearson this past June, improving to 25-7 overall and 4-3 in his last seven. He was set to meet Norman Parke late in 2014 but an injury knocked him out of the planned bout.