A torn pectoral muscle sounds like a devastating injury, but following surgery, UFC welterweight Thiago Alves got good news on Tuesday.
“Great news, just talked to my doctor and my (physical therapist). They both told me I’ll be back fighting again by December. I can’t wait!” Alves wrote on his official Twitter account.
Alves was working with his trainers in Florida when he suffered the injury in sparring.
He was originally slated to face Afghan knockout artist Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 149 in Calgary, but the injury forced him off the card and into surgery.
Alves will continue his rehab and recovery at home in Florida while he waits for the official word on his return fight, but it appears he’ll get to come back before 2012 is over.