“While training for UFC 75 I developed a knee issue. My knee would lock up whenever I bent it past parallel. I was able to work through it and wanted to wait until after UFC 75 was over to get it taken care of. The day after I returned from UFC 75 I had a consultation with one of the best orthopedic surgeon’s in the country. I was diagnosed with a partially torn meniscus. I am happy to say that on 9/20/07, I underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove the torn piece of the meniscus. I am feeling better already and began my 2 to 3 weeks of rehab before going back to full time training.
The UFC did offer the rematch in November which I would love to take, however it’s just too close and I don’t want to rush it. I did tell the UFC that I would be ready by late December and would love to do it in Vegas on 12/29 [at UFC 79].”
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