LAS VEGAS – Brad Tavares is still on the “slow road to recovery” after a broken left arm went without surgery for longer than it should have. But he’s not allowing the situation to turn into bitterness. As Tavares told MMA Junkie Radio earlier this year, he broke his arm during an unsuccessful meeting with now-interim-champ Israel Adesanya last July. After an initial trip to the hospital and what he now believes was a poorly conducted X-Ray, Tavares was told that his arm wouldn’t require surgery. Three months later, though, the prognosis was different, and Tavares went under the knife. The loss in mobility and strength in the arm, Tavares says, ended up being more severe than it would have if he’d just gotten surgery right away.