Stefan Struve finally got surgery, 10 days after break

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

At last Saturday’s UFC on FUEL 8 on Saturday, March 2 in Japan, Stefan Struve got his jaw broken by Mark Hunt. He was taken to the hospital in Japan, had his jaw wired shut, and then headed home to Holland for surgery.

He arrived in Holland on Monday, and anticipated surgery Tuesday. When the surgery was delayed until Friday, he described the wait as brutal. Then it was delayed again, for today.

Struve started tweeting from the hospital early Sunday morning:

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Sunday, 3 March
Wired my jaw in the hospital here and flying back tomorrow to get surgery as soon as we land monday in Holland, thnx for the great care @ufc

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Sunday, 3 March
Flyin Home with a face like a ballon

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Monday, 4 March
One last flight, Munich – Amsterdam Almost Home 🙂

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Monday, 4 March
Home sweet Home Holland, happy to be back!

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Monday, 4 March
Almost 4 am, jetlag time :0

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Tuesday, 5 March
3 days to find out if I have a hospital bacteria from Japan before they can do surgery on the jaw, wow this is gonna suck!!

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Tuesday, 5 March
I counted on getting surgey today, waiting for another 3 days is gonna suck soooooo bad, this is brutal

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
Fun fact, well for you guys.. :p Mark broke my jaw about 5 secs before the last 2 punches landed, the last left knocked a tooth in my cheek

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
Different angle :0

Dana White @danawhite • Wednesday, 6 March
@StefanStruve how u feeling big guy

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
@danawhite ok with painkillers and lots of sleep, waitin for surgery.. They need 2 make sure I don’t have a hospital bacteria from Japan 1st

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
 just didn’t have it that night, normally my cardio is one of my best weapons.

Dana White @danawhite • Wednesday, 6 March
@StefanStruve u will come back u always do. #kingofthecomeback

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
@danawhite don’t call it a comeback haha I will be back before you know it! And I promise that it will be as entertaining as always 🙂

Dana White @danawhite • Wednesday, 6 March
@StefanStruve u are the man!!!

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, 6 March
I will Fight within 5 or 6 months, I don’t like long breaks lol 😉

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Thursday, 7 March
Since I won’t be able to take the fight n @markhunt1974 really wants it, I say give him the fight w Junior, deserves it! #rallyformarkhunt

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Friday, 7 March
Still waiting to get my jaw fixed, hopefully everything will be cleared for surgery on monday. #fingerscrossed

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, March 13
On my way to the hospital to finally get surgery on my jaw done, back to being in 1 piece today 🙂 let’s do this!

Stefan Struve ‏@StefanStruve • Wednesday, March 13
Just back from surgery and it feel great to have it fixed! Be ready to go in about 5 months

The UG wishes Stefan Struve a full recovery, fast.