Julia Avila managed to cram a range of emotions into just an 18-second post-fight update.
However, thereâ€™s no doubting her toughness â€“ or sense of humor.
At Fridayâ€™s Invicta FC 29 event, Avila (3-1) suffered a first-round TKO loss â€“ and a badly brolken finger â€“ to fellow bantamweight Marciea Allen (7-2) after a bone snapped and popped through the skin on the ring finger of her left hand.
â€śHey guys, Iâ€™m in the hospital,â€ť the 29-year-old said in the video. â€śIâ€™m doing fine. If it were up to me, they would just cut off the finger, and I wouldâ€™ve keep fighting. But this is what happened.â€ť
Avila, who owns past wins over current UFC champ Nicco Montano and UFC vet Marion Reneau, then got a little emotional as she held up the damaged digit for the camera.
â€śIâ€™m sorry, and Iâ€™ll be back soon,â€ť she said. â€śI love you guys. Thank you.â€ť
The good news is that surgery appears to have been a success, andÂ â€śRaging Pandaâ€ť even got to celebrate with some pizza soon after leaving the hospital (via Instagram):
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