UFC lightweight Alvin Robinson (9-2) will likely return to the octagon in November at UFC 91 after healing his hip, knee, and foot from a series of injuries that have kept him out of the cage since a January loss to “The Ultimate Fighter 5″ winner Nate Diaz.
â€œI had a torn labrum in my right hip. My LCL was torn in my (right) knee. And I had a fractured left foot. The doctors kept telling me, just in caseâ€¦ they kept saying, â€˜You have to be prepared that your career could be done.â€™ I had surgery in the beginning of March. Iâ€™m healed up now, back in training. Just getting back in shape,” Robinson recently told MMA Weekly. “Looks like Iâ€™ll be fighting on that card in November.â€
“That card in November” happens to be UFC 91 on November 15th in Las Vegas which features the highly-anticipated return of Randy Couture against Brock Lesnar and is predicted to be the largest event in the history of the sport.
Though he will assuredly appear on the untelevised preliminary card an impressive showing could earn Robinson some air time on the pay-per-view as well as respect from the sold out live crowd.
Robinson is expected to take on Mark Bocek in the November bout.
Prior to his January loss to Diaz, Robinson topped Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision at UFC 77 in October after dropping his UFC debut to Kenny Florian at UFC 73 in July 2007.
Bocek is also 1-2 in the UFC, losing his UFC debut to Frank Edgar before bouncing back with a unanimous decision victory over Doug Evans at UFC 79 in December. In his last bout he was defeated by “The Ultimate Fighter 6″ winner Mac Danzig via third-round submission at UFC 83 in April.