Alptekin Ozkilic Explains His Injury That Caused Him to Bow Out of UFC Fight Night 39
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.03.2014
Ozkilic suffered a rib injury…
UFC fighter Alptekin Ozkilic recently discussed his injury which led to his bowing out for his previously scheduled fight with Dustin Ortiz for UFC Fight Night 39. Below are some highlights.
Ozkilic on his injury: "It's a rib injury. It happened on Saturday. I didn't really feel anything when I was training, but once I started cooling down it started sticking. I took Sunday off, Monday off, got back in on Tuesday and it wasn't healing. It's something where I know it will heal in a few weeks if I take it off, but it was just bad timing because obviously this is the time I can't take off."
Ozkilic on what he will do next: "I'm going to take a couple days off and if I feel better and he still doesn't have an opponent, I'd like to fight him. They told me to just let (UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby know as soon as I'm ready to go. I might be able to start training again in a few weeks and there's a show in Germany on May 31. If I'm ready to go by then, I would like to get on that card."