Stefan Struve is back in the gym with full contact MMA training just 6 weeks after suffering a broken jaw.
Struve isn’t stopping with just training, he’s got his sights set on the octagon. He wants back in. Struve’s twitter reported, “Aiming to be back in a couple of months.”
Considering Struve’s jaw was broken in two pieces this is quit a surprise that he’s back doing full contact training. “6 weeks after having surgery on my jaw I had my 1st full contact mma training tonight, it went GREAT!” This break isn’t something you just bounce back from very fast. This is impressive.
The heavyweight was taken out by Mark Hunt in the third round at UFC on Fuel TV 8. Hunt landed a hook with perfect timing and placement that sent Struve to the ground. Hunt, realizing Struve was in bad shape, backed off and the referee called it after speaking with Struve.
Struve was coming off of a four fight winning streak that was quickly crushed by that hook. He’s only 25 years old, so there is more than enough time for him to get back in the octagon and make a name for himself. With the way he’s moving now, we can expect sooner than later.