Dos Santos reveals cutting requiring stitches 3 weeks out

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Training for a world title fight is strenuous on an athlete and often an injury free camp can be the difference between winning and losing in camp. Today Junior Dos Santos revealed that he suffered a cut above his eye brow three weeks ago that required stitches:

Some interesting news is coming out of Houston, Texas — site of this weekend’s (Oct. 19, 2013) UFC 166 pay-per-view (PPV) event — as John Morgan reveals that Junior dos Santos suffered a cut over his right eye (see pic here) three weeks ago that required some stitches to close.

It’s quite the untimely injury, seeing as how “Cigano” will attempt to take the 265-pound title away from current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in three days time.

But, according to the Brazilian bomber, the cut is fully healed and should be a non-issue come fight night. In fact, on “UFC Tonight” this evening, dos Santos — who had a knee injury in his first bout with Velasquez and an over-training issue in the rematch — assured mixed martial arts (MMA) fans that he is currently “100 percent.”

read entire article…

What does this mean exactly? We won’t know until the fight takes place. On the surface a cut requiring stitches will heal in the three weeks since it occured. But often the skin under the surface and is not fully healed and scar tissue is now present. The cut may be a non-issue or it could open again, more easily than had there been no cut and affect the bout.