Junior dos Santos Undergoes Surgery on Knee and Nose

January 15, 2015
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Junior dos Santos had a rough fight the last time out, but on Thursday had successful surgery to put him back on the mend.

The former UFC heavyweight champion returned to the Octagon for the first time in more than a year when he fought Stipe Miocic in the UFC on FOX 13 main event on Dec. 13 in Phoenix.

The two battled back and forth, pummeling each other over the course of their 25-minute headliner. They won the Fight of the Night honors, but dos Santos also earned a potential six-month medical suspension, pending clearance via a CT scan.

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Junior-dos-Santos-UFC-146-weigh-750Well, it may be that long before dos Santos is ready to step back in the Octagon anyway since he posted to his Instagram account on Thursday that he had just undergone successful surgery on both his knee and his nose.

“Good morning guys!” he wrote. “I would like to let you know that I just had a knee and nose surgery and that went very well.”

The surgery was to repair damage to his lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and a deviated septum. Thus far, there has been no timetable given for his return to the Octagon, but considering that one of the surgeries was to his knee, and him being a heavyweight, it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing him fighting in the near term.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Hopefully he gets himself back to his pre-title state. It was fun watching him rise the ranks.

    • Bad@rseMMA

      JDS, Cain and Carwin rising through the ranks while Brock stood on the top of the mountain. Those were the good years. It was fun watching each of those fighters destroy every opponent that the UFC puts in front of them in the first round. But eventually, the three fought each other, Carwin retired, Brock retired, and Cain beat JDS three times. No more excitement.

      Another good period was when Strikeforce guys came over. Seeing Overoid destroy Brock, Barnett destroy Frank Mir, Big Foot getting detroyed by Cain, and Cormier..well…just being in the UFC. But it had to end very quickly. Overoid just proved to be over roid, Werdum is doing well but most believe he can’t beat Cain, Barnett got KTFO by Browne and not sure what he is up to these days (he hasn’t fought for a year), and Big Foot might just be Big Foot, a big oaf looking guy that will replace Roy Nelson as the perennial gatekeeper. And Cormier just moved down to 205. Sad.