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Tom Aspinall provides update before knee surgery

Surging heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall went beneath the knife on Wednesday following a knee injury he suffered just 15 seconds into his recent UFC London main event fight with Curtis Blaydes.

Aspinall revealed in a short Instagram video before surgery he tore both MCL and meniscus in his right knee, in addition to receiving some harm to his ACL. It remains to be observed just how long Aspinall will undoubtedly be on the sidelines while he recovers but injuries of the nature can require almost a year of rehabilitation following successful surgery.

Hello, everybody, he said in the Instagram Video. Today is surgery day. Im in London at this time and Im absolutely starving because I cant eat before surgery. I’ve suffered a torn MCL, a torn meniscus, plus some ACL damage. So Im likely to get that fixed today, but only a quick message merely to give you thanks for all your support. I must say i be thankful. Ive had so much love because the accident, and Ill see everybody on the other hand. Peace out.

Ahead of this setback, Aspinall have been an ideal 5-0 in the UFC and have been taken outside the first round only once (against Andrei Arlovski in February 2021) and a win against Blaydes could have set the Englishman up for a potential title eliminator fight later in the entire year.

Aspinall was sent well-wishes by UFC icon Michael Bisping, who wrote: Rest up and youll be back very quickly, as the likes of British MMA phenom Muhammad Mokaev and Dutch Kickboxer Luis Taveres also expressed their solidarity.

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