“Second round (against David Love on a recent XFO show), I really picked it up on him. Third round was really good, but I had to fight pretty much with one hand cause my right arm was kind of out of commission,” Curran explained in an interview with MMAWeekly.com.
“Every time I get hit in the arm, my hand goes numb and I kind of lose function of my arm. On top of that, I have this crazy pain, so I took cumulative shots through the first couple rounds where I was blocking kicks and he was throwing them pretty hard. I landed a right hand in the third round and I actually called a time out, and I turned and looked at my corner. It was really quick, like a few seconds, but I said, ‘I’m done, I’m done,’ and he looked at me and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ The ref was like, ‘What are you doing?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m good.’ I just went out and fought with one hand.”
After the fight against Love, in which Curran won by unanimous decision, he went to the doctor to get the injury checked out. .
“They found out through neurological tests that my ulna nerve is pinched at my elbow joint, and it’s also hung up in the plate that I have(from a nearly decade old injury), so that’s what’s causing this numbness. They have to go in and re-position this nerve, which is the thickness of a pin that runs up your arm, and they’re going to remove this plate and shave my bone down, stitch me up and hope for the best.”
“I plan on being back to full training by June. I’m jumping the gun a little bit, but I’m hoping to do the World Championships in July for jiu-jitsu, and then do one more fight for MMA to hopefully win and then talk to the UFC about going back home.”
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