Josenaldo Silva injury update following Marlon Moraes WSOFNYC title fight
World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes was defending his belt in the opening bout of the NBC televised WSOFNYC card on New Year’s Eve when the fight came to a screeching halt.
Marlon Moraes DEF Josenaldo Silva #WSOFNYC https://t.co/nKNAVn4L4g
Challenger Josenaldo Silva went down with an injury and for those in attendance at Madison Square Garden it was uncertain as to what exactly happened. Silva writhed in pain on the canvas before medical professionals carried the former Jungle Fights star out of the arena.
Looking back at the film you can see that as Silva’s leg came down, the knee twisted awkwardly and the challenger was forced to tap out due to an injury.
Silva’s manager, Renan Mendes, was able to provide an update on the Brazilian’s status.
“I spoke with Josinaldo multiple times. He is ok and will be ready to fight again very soon. The doctor thinks that was something muscular.”
Silva also posted an update himself on Instagram.
“Thank you GOD for all things … I came building a solid career with 5 years of invincibility in #MMA.
I had a defeat, a fight I never thought would end like that.
I was not meeting in the fight, when I managed to reverse the fight came this injury!
But all things are the permission of the LORD. Job 1:21 And he said, Naked I came out of my mother’s womb, and naked will I return there; The LORD gave it, and the LORD took it: blessed be the name of the LORD.
I’m just happy to get where I am. It is already a great Victory.
These things are stones in the way that happen (work accidents), are also part of this sport, but I lost a fight, not the battle!”