Sportsnet in Canada is reporting that former number one contender for the UFC middleweight title, Patrick Cote, has torn the meniscus ligament in his right knee. According to the report, Cote had told his corner following the 2ndRound that he felt that his knee was “done,” but that he’d continue to try and take the fight to Anderson Silva.
Stephane Patry, who also represents Georges St-Pierre, said that Cote had injured the knee a year ago and had reaggravated the injury only four weeks ago. Cote had considered bowing out of his title match but after listening to his doctor’s advice and taking a cortisone shot, he was cleared to fight.
Cote is taking a short break in Cancun, Mexico before having the surgery performed on the knee. The estimated rehabilitation is anywhere from 6-8 months in most cases which could leave Cote out in the cold for a possible re-match with Silva.