It looks like one of the brightest prospects in the middleweight division will be on the shelf for a solid chunk of time after sustaining an injury in his most recent outing. According to 23-year old Ronny Markes, seen outpointing Aaron Simpson this past Wednesday night at UFC on Fuel 1, he broke his hand during an early exchange and will have to get surgery to repair the damage.

The victory improved Markes’ record to 13-1 and was his sixth straight including a previous win over Karlos Vemola inside the Octagon.

Markes’ status was revealed in a conversation with TATAME where the Nova Uniao product explained, “The entire fight my hand was aching, but I got the win anyway. I guess it influenced a lot. It was a God’s blessing I made it through until the end with my hand like this.”

While Markes is unsure of when he’ll return to the ring he did say he is hopeful he can be ready by June when the UFC is expected to hold a card in Sao Paolo, Brazil.