Matt Hughes Out 6-7 Months

Written by Tom Ngo
July 23rd, 2008

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes, posted on his blog that he will not fight for another 6-7 months due to his left knee injury. Hughes sustained the injury in his fight against Thiago Silva at UFC 85 in London, England last month. Immediately after the fight, Hughes initially stated on his blog that he had torn the MCL and partially torn the PCL ligament in his knee.

“He performed quite a few tests on my knee,” Hughes wrote. “With the results of te tests on my knee and from what I have told him, he definitely thinks the MCL and the PCL is rebuilding itself.”

Hughes initially stated that he would hold off on any surgery to let the knee heal on its own, unless it was absolutely neccessary.

“The next time I go back up there [to the doctor], in a month to a month and a half, I will get an MRI and that way he can get a picture of the knee and he can see better what’s going on,” he added.

If all goes well and surgery is not needed, Hughes estimates that he will not be able to fight again for at least another  6-7.

“Right now, I’m going to work out lightly, try and build up my quadricep as much as I can,” he wrote.

Hopefully, the Future UFC Hall of Famer will be back in action soon. The 34 year-old has stated that there is at least one more fight that he would like to have before he hangs up his gloves, and that would be against bitter rival Matt Serra.

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