ONE Championship’s Bi Nguyen injured, out of February 7 bout vs. Itsuki Hirata

Bi Nguyen has suffered an elbow injury and will no longer be able to compete against Itsuki Hirata at the ONE Championship: Warrior’s Code event on February 7.

Nguyen (left) will no longer be able to compete at the February 7 ONE Championship event.

Nguyen (5-5-0) took to her social media pages to release an official statement.

This was a hard pill for me to swallow. I was having an amazing camp, my weight was great, and I was pumped for my bout feb 07. About two in a half weeks out I hyperextended my elbow in training. I held out hope that it would heal in time but unfortunately I still can’t straighten my left arm (today is jan 23). Despite all of this I still wanted to compete, but thanks to the amazing people in my corner and the amazing staff at ONE Championship I came to my senses. I needed to push my ego aside and make the right decision for my health. Thank you for your support everyone! My opponent got a quick replacement and I’ll be rebooked ASAP. And hey, if I can share with you what I’ve learned from all of this? Keep people around you that have your best interest at heart!” Nguyen said.

The 30-year-old released the statement to her Instagram page, along with photos of the injury. Take a look below:

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This was a hard pill for me to swallow. I was having an amazing camp, my weight was great, and I was pumped for my bout feb 07. About two in a half weeks out I hyperextended my elbow in training. I held out hope that it would heal in time but unfortunately I still can’t straighten my left arm (today is jan 23). Despite all of this I still wanted to compete, but thanks to the amazing people in my corner and the amazing staff at @onechampionship I came to my senses. I needed to push my ego aside and make the right decision for my health. Thank you for your support everyone! My opponent got a quick replacement and I’ll be rebooked ASAP. And hey, if I can share with you what I’ve learned from all of this? Keep people around you that have your best interest at heart! 💯

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Nyrene Crowley (3-2-0) will step in on short-notice to take on the undefeated prospect in Itsuki Hirata (2-0-0).

ONE Championship: A Warrior’s Code takes place on February 7, 2020, from the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event will be aired live on pay-per-view from 7am EST.

WMMA Rankings would like to wish Nguyen a speedy and full recovery and hope to see her back in the cage soon.

Noah

2 comments

  1. Sorry to see Bi out due to injury butt and hope she makes a quick recovery. Too bad Maycee didn’t have such people (that had her best welfare at heart), in her fight w/Roxy. If, as her dad claims, she had an ACL tear within the first few seconds of the fight, why would they send her out into the second and third rounds. Isn’t her dad part of her corner? Has anyone heard the status of Maycee’s injury and when she ‘s expected to return?

    1. i’m always gutted when one of our girls gets injured. not only is a fight not going to happen but a fighter whether you like her or not, might have a long term injury that affects them in the long term. I hope maycee is not hurt, but those ACLs even after a surgery always reduce a fighters mobility, whether out of physical pain or caution.

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