Tom Aspinall reveals he’ll undergo knee surgery after sustaining injury at UFC Fight Night 208

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Tom Aspinall will go under the knife next week.

The UFC heavyweight contender revealed that he’ll need surgery on his knee following a freak incident this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 208. Aspinall (12-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) suffered an injury to his right knee in London after he landed multiple leg kicks on opponent Curtis Blaydes.

After the last kick, Aspinall fell to the canvas in pain, forcing an immediate stoppage to the fight after just 15 seconds.

“Hello, everybody. Just a quick update on the knee situation, because everyone is asking about the diagnosis and what happened to the knee,” Aspinall said on Instagram. “Anybody that has knee problems knows that in order to have an MRI scan, an accurate MRI scan, I need to let the swelling go down.

“So I spoke to the surgeon, and we have a rough idea of what it is, but we’re currently waiting for the swelling to go down, and I will be having the MRI scan this weekend and having surgery early next week in London. So, just want to say thank you to everyone who’s reached out. I’ve been offline. I’ve been out in the dumps since Saturday night, but hopefully I can get that fixed and get surgery early next week.”

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