UFC featherweight Cole Miller, successful in his victory over Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 35 on Wednesday night, was unsuccessful in staving off injury.
Although he scored a first-round rear naked choke stoppage for the Submission of the Night bonus, Miller also scored a broken hand.
He wasn’t sure when he conducted his post-fight interview in the Octagon, but by the time he made his way to the post-fight press conference, Miller had confirmed the injury.
“Yeah, it's broken,” he said in regards to his left hand. Miller had broken his right hand a couple years ago in a victory over T.J. O’Brien.
He’s unsure how extensive the break is, and will have to wait until Thursday to get a doctor’s opinion on whether or not he’ll need to have an operation as part of the recovery process.
“I'm gonna go and get it checked out tomorrow and find out if I need to get surgery.”
The injury could put a dent in his hopes to draw rival Donald Cerrone into a fight. Cerrone already has a lightweight bout scheduled for UFC on Fox 10 later this month, but Miller had hoped to talk him into meeting in the Octagon at featherweight for his next bout.
— Cole Miller (@colemillerATT) January 16, 2014