Longtime WMMA vet Rosi Sexton was recently cut from the UFC following back to back losses against Alexis Davis and Jessica Andrade.
This may prove to just be the start of her problems though. as she may be headed for an imminent neck surgery.
Prior to her bout at UFC Fight Night 30 in October, an MRI found that she had two prolapsed discs in her neck. It was a painful injury, but she decided not to drop out of the fight.
“I managed to work through it in training and I don’t think it was a crucial factor in the outcome,” she said to MMAWeekly.com. “However, it’s been getting worse and it’s now reached the point where I need to have it treated.”
Sexton revealed that if she does need the surgery, she is unsure if she’ll ever be able to fight again.
“A lot will depend on the outcome of the surgery and rehabilitation,” she said. “I hope to be able to have at least a few more fights. At a minimum, I will be out of competition for six months following the surgery.”
Sexton has been fighting professionally for 11 years, picking up a 13-4 record that includes a Cage Warriors 132lbs women’s championship title in 2005.