Gray Maynard at UFC 125Gray Maynard had to make that unfortunate call to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva this week informing him that he would be unable to compete at UFC 155 against Joe Lauzon.

The former lightweight contender was set to face Lauzon as part of the UFC’s year end show taking place on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.

Maynard has been working out at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose when he suffered a knee injury that ultimately forced him out of the bout, and will now put him under the doctor’s scalpel.

According to Maynard’s manager David Martin of the Martin Advisory Group who spoke to on Wednesday, the former Michigan State wrestler suffered tears in both the medial and lateral meniscus in his knee that will require surgery to repair the damage.

The bad news about the knee injury is that Maynard will be unable to compete at UFC 155 in December, but if there is a silver lining to the situation, it’s that he won’t be out for an extended period of time.

Maynard will visit with his doctors and undergo the knee surgery next week, and the recovery time is only expected to be 3 to 5 weeks total before he can get back in the gym.

Following the surgery, Maynard will begin his rehabilitation to get the knee back to 100-percent and then head back into training to await a call from the UFC on his next fight taking place in 2013.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ruslan Magomedov, Having Withdrawn from UFC 204, Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Violation |

  • 28 days ago

After a staph infection forced him off the UFC 204 fight card, Ruslan Magomedov has now been hit with a potential anti-doping violation. read news >>

UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov notified of potential USADA anti-doping violation

  • 28 days ago

After an infection forced Ruslan Magomedov from his planned UFC 204 bout with Stefan Struve, the news has gotten even worse for the 29-year-old Russian.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bader Replaces Gustafsson in Sao Paulo Main Event

  • 24 days ago

With Alexander Gustafsson forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night main event against Rogerio Nogueira due to injury, No. 4-ranked contender Ryan Bader has stepped up to face "Lil' Nog" in a read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Knockout of the Month' for September: A knee strike that'll knock your socks off

  • 21 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from September. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s read news >>

Zak Ottow replaces Michael Graves against Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 100

  • 20 days ago

After an arrest forced Michael Graves from his UFC Fight Night 100 bout with Sergio Moraes, the promotion has named Zak Ottow as the Brazilian’s replacement opponent.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

BJ Penn Forced Out of UFC Manila Headliner |

  • 20 days ago

BJ Penn has reportedly been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 97 headlining bout opposite Ricardo Lamas. read news >>

UFC 204 results: Mike Perry finishes Danny Roberts with 20 seconds left in fight courtesy of knee

  • 16 days ago

MANCHESTER, England – For nearly three full rounds Mike Perry and Danny Roberts traded the kind of blows that could have easily ended the fight at any moment. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator champ Daniel Straus on hand surgery, comeback: 'Mentally I have a big hill to climb'

  • 10 days ago

Out of action since this past November due to hand injuries and a recent surgery, Bellator champ Daniel Straus has been cleared to resume his training. He said his hand still needs some work, but tha read news >>

Cris Cyborg: 'If I Fight Ronda Rousey, She'd Have To Do Surgery After' (video) |

  • 8 days ago

Cris Cyborg doesn't care about belts, she just wants to fight Ronda Rousey, believing she would devastate her. read news >>

Report: Brandon Thatch vs. Sabah Homasi headed for year-end UFC 207 card in Las Vegas

  • 7 days ago

The UFC’s year-end pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight bout to the lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>