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Johnny Walker diagnosed with mild shoulder injury

Johnny Walker
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Johnny Walker’s celebration mishap shouldn’t keep him out for long.

The UFC light heavyweight caused a minor scare following his 36-second KO of Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas when his elaborate post-fight dance resulted in him hurting his shoulder.

Fortunately for fans of the fast-rising contender, Walker’s manager Lucas Lutkus told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz that Walker (17-3) has only suffered a mild shoulder injury and that he will be ready to return to action in a month. The exact nature of the injury is a Hill-Sachs deformity.

Walker was also given a conditional six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending an MRI and clearance from an orthopedic physician.

The 26-year-old Brazilian is 3-0 in the UFC, with all of those wins coming by way of knockout in under two minutes.

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