Bethe Correia has been given a successful appendix surgery, per an update. First reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, Correia’s manager, Walid Ismail, says her surgery following an appendicitis diagnosis was successful.
News broke on Wednesday that Correia would need her appendix removed, and that a surgery would take her out of a January 16th retirement bout against Wu Yanan.
Correia said she was diagnosed with appendicitis during her training camp, causing a surgery to happen.
“The doctors advised me and my family that it was a severe case and that I would require an emergency surgery,” said Correia via Instagram.
The surgery cancelled what was scheduled to be her retirement bout. Correia assured supporters that she still plans to have her retirement fight.
“My last dance and my retirement fight will have to be postponed for a little while , I cannot wait to put on amazing performance for you guys,” said Correia.
Correia has previously fought 11 times in the UFC. Her career has included fights against former champs Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.
Correia last fought in July, where she lost a decision to Pannie Kianzad. It was announced in the fall that her next bout would be her last.