Tatiana Suarez Reveals Details About Her UFC Return After a Two Year Long Hiatus

Published 05/19/2021, 1:12 PM EDT


Tatiana Suarez had taken the world of combat sports by storm when she joined the UFC after winning medals in the World Jiu-Jitsu and the World Wrestling Championships. She continued her amazing form in the UFC and has won all four of her fights in the UFC.

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However, her career got marred by injuries that sidelined her for two years. Her last fight was against Nina Ansaroff at UFC 238 in 2019. Thankfully, she seems to be healthy now and appeared in an interview with Ariel Helwani for ESPN MMA and explained her plans for the future.

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Helwani asked her about her injury woes, and Suarez explained. “I received my injury, my neck injury. I went back to light training, but when I went back, I kinda went crazy. I ended up breaking my hand, and I got a concussion. I have chronic back pain. Sometimes it’s so bad I can barely walk,” she replied.

This back pain can spark up if she trains with someone who is much heavier than she is. She also added that she started light training and that this back pain restricted her. “I have to be very careful (with) what I do. I have to monitor who I’m going with,” she said.

However, Suarez said that she’s healthy now. Helwani asked her about a possible comeback date and she said that her health was her priority. “I am trying to get through a few months without injury,” she answered.

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However, when Helwani pushed her further, she revealed that she was planning to come back in September. “I think I’ll be good. I can’t wait,” she exclaimed. The fans would definitely appreciate that as she is one of the biggest prospects in the UFC women’s strawweight division.

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With an amazing record of 8-0, Suarez deserves all the hype surrounding her. The 30-year-old American was in flying form before her injuries. Of her eight wins, three have come via submission, three via decision, and the other two via knockout.

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Most impressively, she knocked out Carla Esparza in their UFC 228 bout, where she finished the match in the third round. It will be interesting to see if she can come back at a similar level as before. However, no matter what happens, she has plenty of fans cheering her on.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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