Exclusive: Patrick Cote Has Successful Surgery, Walking Again


By Chris Howie
December 15th, 2008

As we first reported here last week, Patrick Cote went in for surgery to repair a torn MCL and meniscus and now we can report that the surgery was a complete success.

“I feel great” Cote told MMANews.com via text message. “I'm already walking with a brace and it's all good. I'll be back soon.”

The injury, which occurred during Cote's crack at the UFC Middleweight title against Anderson Silva, caused the bout to end in favor of Silva when Cote blew a wheel and could not continue.

The injury will likely keep Cote on the shelf for around six months and he is already planning a come back around June or July assuming all goes well during recovery. Cote is in high spirits and will look to get right back to where he was before the injury and that is at the top of the UFC middleweight division.


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