Gray Maynard Headed to Surgery After Two Tears in His Knee Forced Him Out of UFC 155


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 MMAWeekly.com 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.

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