by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
UFC lightweight Mark Bocek has been cleared to train by his doctor and will be back in the gym Friday, according to manager Mary Oliveira.
The 28-year-old Canadian tore his Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) a week before a submission win over David Bielkheden at UFC 97 and was forced out of action all summer.
“If training goes well, he will probably be ready to fight in December,” said Oliveira.
Bocek has gone 3-2 in the Octagon since making his debut at UFC 73, where he lost to contender Frankie Edgar. His win over Bielkheden was his second consecutive victory following a submission loss to Mac Danzig at UFC 83.