VIDEO: Leslie Smith Has Stomach Tumor Removed – WARNING
After saying on Inside MMA that she had a benign tumor and could not afford to remove it, the UFC stepped in and helped Leslie Smith. She shared EXCLUSIVE footage of the surgery. (WARNING: Not For the Squeamish)
Smith is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Cris Cyborg in a 140-pound catchweight bout at UFC 198. Her professional mixed martial arts career began in 2009. Smith had competed for Bellator and Invicta FC before returning to bantamweight in the UFC. A documentary about Smith’s early career, Fight For It, was released in 2012.