Tatiana Suarez has a timeline in mind for her return to the octagon.
Suarez, an undefeated strawweight contender and winner of Year 23 of “The Final Fighter,” has not seen action considering the fact that June 2019 due to a lingering neck injury.
Prior to the layoff, Suarez (8- MMA, 5- UFC) was trending toward a title combat at 115 lbs right after beating Nina Ansaroff, former champ Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso.
UFC president Dana White a short while ago disclosed she’s on the comeback trail.
“She strike me up the other working day,” White reported on an ESPN+ lover Q&A with Laura Sanko. “Her neck is a lot superior. She’s wanting to occur back again quickly. She’s scary.”
When contacted about White’s feedback, Suarez verified her conversation with the UFC’s head honcho. Nonetheless, she reported her neck is not yet 100 percent, and it will most likely extend her break amongst fights into the array of two years right before staying entirely completely ready.
“Yes, my workforce and I are contemplating summertime,” Suarez explained to MMA Junkie. “At very first I imagined spring, but I want to make positive my neck will make it by a camp before committing to a fight. I tried out to spar and my neck damage right after a handful of rounds so I slash the session. But, slowly and gradually but surely I’m introducing are living schooling back in.”
Suarez, 30, is No. 3 in the hottest United states Right now Athletics/MMA Junkie strawweight rankings, in spite of the time off involving fights.