Julianna-Pena-TUF18-Finale-478x270The severe injury that forced Julianna Peña out of UFC 171 includes several tears that will keep her out of action for an extensive period of time, according to reports on Wednesday evening.

UFC Tonight reported that Peña suffered tears in her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. The injury occurred during an overaggressive training session, according to the outlet.

Peña confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that she was forced to bow out of the scheduled UFC 171 bout with Jessica Andrade. Translated from a tweet written in Spanish, Peña wrote, “I’m out of my March 15 fight in Dallas due to injury. I’ll make a full recovery. I apologize to my fans.”

The TUF 18 women’s bantamweight winner is expected to fly to Los Angeles next week for surgery, and will find out her prognosis soon after.

In a message reacting to the news of his fighter’s injury, UFC president Dana White was appalled with Peña’s gym, indicating with a hashtag that she should leave her camp and find a new gym as soon as possible.

“What happened to [Julianna Peña] at ‘her gym’ is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard. Ranked #10 out for 2 years,” the UFC boss wrote.

Shortly after news of Peña’s injury surfaced, UFC officials announced fellow TUF 18 alum Raquel Pennington will step up as a replacement to face Andrade on the March 15 fight card.

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