The win didn’t come without consequence for Felder, who suffered a collapsed lung during the three round war.
Felder would have surgery to repair the damage, with Sucker Punch Entertainment providing the following update on the fighter via Instagram:
Update: @felderpaul is a healing up well and in good spirits after his surgery and hoping to be discharged tomorrow, however he won’t be allowed to fly home until Wednesday. The @ufc has graciously flown his family out to be with him and they will arrive tomorrow. Paul wants to thank everyone for their thoughts and concern and a special thank you to UFC medical staff member Kelly Paul for being there, bringing him junk food and making him a middleweight. ---- * this photo was taken just now from my FaceTime with him. #irishdragon #represented
There is now word yet on when Felder is expected to return to action, but more should be known as the fighter heals up.