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A little more than a week after injuring his knee at UFC Fight Night 208, Tom Aspinall has the diagnosis.
Aspinall (12-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who blew out his right knee just 15 seconds into his headliner against Curtis Blaydes in London, said he tore his MCL and meniscus, as well as suffered damage to his ACL.
The rising heavyweight Brit posted on social media to reveal the news and said he will undergo surgery Wednesday.
“Today is surgery day. I’m in London right now and I’m absolutely starving because I can’t eat before surgery,” Aspinall said. “I have suffered a torn MCL, a torn meniscus and some ACL damage, so going to get that fixed today.”
Aspinall saw his unbeaten UFC run come to an end in unfortunate fashion against Blaydes in his second straight headliner. Prior to that, the 29-year-old Team Kaobon fighter scored a first-round submission of Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night 204 in London in March.