Jack Jenkins reveals dislocated elbow at UFC 293, needs MRI

Jack Jenkins avoided broken bones at UFC 293 but still needs to check for ligament damage.

Jenkins (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) dislocated his right elbow when attempting to defend a throw attempt from opponent Chepe Mariscal (15-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in the second round of their featherweight bout this past Saturday at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

When Jenkins incorrectly planted on his arm, Mariscal followed him to the ground and landed a punch to score the TKO stoppage at 3:19 of Round 2. Wearing a sling, Jenkins released a statement on Instagram to give an update on his injury.

“Dislocated my elbow yesterday, went straight to the hospital,” Jenkins said. “No fractures or anything like that, but I’m going to need an MRI. They’re a little bit worried about some of the ligaments having ruptured. So, best case scenario, none of them are ruptured, and I can get back pretty soon. Worst case scenario, I’m going to need surgery but not much we can do about that now.

“Fight went really well, try not to get too down about it. With my coaches, we always just try and focus on the process instead of the outcome. We prepared really diligently even though we had a few things thrown our way during fight camp. I broke my foot six weeks ago so. We had to train without kicking and without running and a lot of stuff for the last little bit, but we still got to the fight in really good shape, and that didn’t have anything to do with the result.”

The loss to Mariscal snapped his nine-fight winning streak. Prior to that, Jenkins scored octagon wins over Jamall Emmers and Don Shainis.

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