UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw recently underwent surgery for bursitis in his left elbow, the Team Alpha Male fighter told MMAFighting.com.
Dillashaw suffered the injury during his recent title win over Joe Soto in August.
“Swollen from elbowing Soto,” Dillashaw wrote in a text. “Drained it multiple times but just kept coming back.”
Dillashaw stated he would be cleared in three-to-five weeks total, including three in a splint. He is expected to face former UFC champion Dominick Cruz in early 2015.