While expectations were high for Canadian, Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet, to return to the next UFC show in Montreal, he will have to sit things out this time with a ruptured tendon in his knee according to his manager, Ken Pavia.
Rumors had placed Goulet in a match-up against fellow welterweight, Tamdan McCrory, but the injury will keep him out of action for an extended period of time.
“He really wanted to fight in front of his home fans so badly that he couldn’t get it out of his mouth that he was physically unable to,” said Pavia who explained that Goulet actually avoided phone calls for 2 days trying to find a way to make the fight happen.
According to his manager, Goulet’s knee will not require surgery, but he will have to undergo extensive rehabilitation to get back to fight shape.
At UFC 83, the promotion’s first trip to Montreal, Goulet won a “Fight of the Night” bonus for his performance against Kuniyoshi Hironaka.
There is no set time table for Goulet to return following this injury.