The first half of 2016 has had both its share of ups and downs for female bantamweight prospect Amberlynn Orr.
During preparations for what was to be her Invicta FC debut against Kelly McGill in March, Orr sustained a knee injury, postponing her pro debut. Combine that with a television shoot and the death of her grandmother, and it’s been a rollercoaster of a year so far for Orr.
“I was getting ready for my fight with Andrea Lee, and went down to Louisiana to train with them for a little while, and my knees have always given me problems in the past, but I’ve just always worked around it, and was rolling and my knee popped like five or six times,” Orr told MMAWeekly.com.
“I ended up coming home and going to a doctor, and got an MRI and it ended up that I partially tore (my ACL). It was absolutely horrible. It happened like nine days before my fight and I was devastated.”
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Orr avoided surgery and has fully recuperated, and when she looks back on her year, she chooses to view the positives rather than the negatives.
“In February, I had a national TV show come out and film me for two weeks, which will premiere on ViceLand in September or October,” she said. “I had that going on and then getting ready for my fight with Kelly, and then my knee injury happened, then my grandmother passed away, so it all hit me at once.
“I took two months off from training so I could be with my family, and I think it was the best thing possible that could have ….View full article