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Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

T.J. Dillashaw Confirms Former Champ to Undergo Knee Surgery

T.J. Dillashaw (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Following his thrilling battle with Cory Sandhagen last weekend at UFC Vegas 32, T.J. Dillashaw has confirmed he’ll need to undergo knee surgery.

During the contest, which saw Dillashaw emerge with a tightly contested, split decision win, it was apparent the bantamweight had injured his knee. More recently, the 35-year-old fighter confirmed via social media he will need surgery to repair the damage.

No place like home, this right here brings me all the joy I need. #daddyshome

Went in for a mri today, found out that I suffered a displaced Bucket Handle tear of the Lateral Meniscus and a Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) rupture at the end of the first round landing ground and pound while being lazy in a compromised position. The good news is that these tears are repairable and will have a very speedy recovery. Going in for surgery in the next couple days. Loved being in the cage even though I had to push through some adversities to grit out the win. Thank you for the support, it’s belt season now.

After the much-debated win, Dillashaw also reported that he incurred multiple injuries in his training camp for the fight, including a torn MCL.

The former champ moved his MMA record to 17-4 with the win.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:11 pm
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