UFC’s Tracy Cortez Gives Injury Update And Reveals Why She Won’t Be Fighting Anytime Soon

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UFC’s Tracy Cortez is speaking out about her health, and it appears that she’s going to be out for a while.

Back in December, Cortez mysteriously pulled out of her fight at UFC Orlando against Amanda Ribas minutes after weighing in.

At the time, Cortez said she was pulled from the fight by the Florida state athletic commission but didn’t provide any specific details.

“I, myself did NOT pull out of my fight this past weekend. I was pulled by the (Florida) state commission & doctors. I did talk to my opponent & I wanna thank Amanda for being so understanding & respectful of the situation.

I worked extremely hard for this fight & was in disbelief myself when (doctors) told me I wasn’t cleared. This is a private matter & will update you all when the time is right. I ask to (please) respect my privacy & to those who support, my day 1’s, know that I’ll be back.”

In an Instagram story on Monday night, Cortez revealed that she had been working on getting back into the Octagon after the December setback but hurt her hand recently in practice and will be out a considerable amount of time.

“Originally I was supposed to fight back December 3rd, and then we were working on getting me a fight in May, had an opponent lined up and everything and then I got injured and hurt my hand and I’m having surgery tomorrow.

“Having surgery tomorrow, the recovery time is about 6-8 weeks. it kind of sets me back a lot.”

An emotional Cortez was bummed to say that she has no idea when she’ll be back fighting again.

“A date on when I’ll be fighting again I don’t even know myself, I’m currently taking it day by day and it’s all I can do…I’m just trying to keep getting myself health again”

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