Glory fighter Tyrone Spong undergoes successful surgery

Elias Cepeda
Tyrone Spong Has Surgery on Gruesome Leg Break, Could be Back in Six Months

Tyrone Spong broke his leg last week in Istanbul in the finals of the Glory 15 light heavyweight tournament when Gokhan Saki checked a leg kick from Spong. Simlar to how former middleweight champion Anderson Silva got hurt last year when Chris Weidman checked a leg kick from "The Silva," Spong's leg snapped on contact and fell to the ground.

Fortunately, Spong is home and has undergone successful surgery. "I want family, friends and fans to know I'm okay," Spong said in a report by Dave Doyle.

"The trip home to Florida was a long one and I am thankful to be back in Florida. I had surgery in this morning and it went perfectly."

Spong would appear to be in relatively good spirits and he said his doctors have given him a time table for when he can resume hard training and fighting.

"My doctors said it turned out to be a clean break and they feel confident that I will recover 100 percent," he went on.

"They said I can be training for a fight as early as six months if I rehab properly. I feel very optimistic."

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