Broken jaw sidelines Madsen after UFC 248 win
It might be a while before fans see Mark O. Madsen back in the Octagon.
The intriguing lightweight prospect wrote Sunday on social media that he broke his jaw in a fight with Austin Hubbard on Saturday night at UF 248 in Las Vegas.
Madsen wrote that it was a "double fracture" and he felt it snap in the second round. Madsen still ended up winning the bout by unanimous decision to preserve his undefeated record.
On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released that Madsen was medically suspended six months because of the broken jaw. He can return earlier with the clearance of a maxillofacial surgeon. No matter what, Madsen cannot fight again until April 22, per the NSAC.
Madsen (10-0) won the silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The Denmark native has been a full-time MMA fighter since 2018 after a decorated wrestling career. Madsen, 35, made his UFC debut in September and is now 2-0 in the promotion.
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