11-07-2012, 03:23 PM
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| | Surgery shelves UFC welterweight Thiago Alves until July 2013
Former UFC welterweight #1 contender Thiago Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) is going back Ďunder the knifeí, and doesnít expect to be back in the octagon until July 2013. |
Here is what Alves had to say via MMA Weekly:
Alves hasnít seen action since March, where he headlined UFC on FX opposite Martin Kampmann. ďThe PitbullĒ looked brilliant in the first two rounds of the Kampmann fight, but ended up losing via submission in what was a shocking third round comeback.
ďI just went through another surgery. I had to do my PCL and my ACL on my left knee and I was excited to do that because itís an old injury; Iíve had it since 2009. At this point, I knew the PCL was gone, but the ACL was damaged too. I already took half of the year off because of the chest surgery and I havenít been 100-percent since 2009 because of the knee. Iíve got a few years ahead, Iím still just 29, so weíre going to do this right. Thatís why we decided to get everything done, get it out of the way. So I can come back at 100-percent. Iím shooting for June of next year, hopefully by the middle of the year Iíll be ready to go. Iím thinking about four to five months of rehab, and three months to get in shape. So Iím shooting for June [or] July.Ē
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