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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Gerald Meerschaert Replaces Joe Riggs in Valor Fights 36 Main Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 13 views

With Joe Riggs forced out of his main event bout against Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 due to injury, Valor Fights has found a replacement. read news >>

Holly Holm Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Recovery from Thumb Surgery

  • 26 days ago
  • 57 views

Nearly two weeks after losing to Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision, former UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm had to undergo surgery to repair a thumb injury. Continue for updates. read news >>

Ben Rothwell Injured, Out of UFC 203 Co-Main Event

  • 18 days ago
  • 32 views

Ben Rothwell has been forced out of his UFC 203 co-main event bout with former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum due to injury. read news >>

Gonzalez Replaces Koch in UFC 203 Bout against Dober

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

A training injury has forced lightweight prospect Erik Koch from his UFC 203 bout against Drew Dober. Stepping in for "New Breed" on September 10 in Cleveland will be Octagon newcomer Jason Gonzalez. read news >>

Where Are They Now? Episode 2: Noah Inhofer

  • 17 days ago
  • 41 views

The last time UFC fans saw Noah Inhofer, he was in tears, storming out of season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter because his girlfriend had heard a rumor about him. read news >>

Injuries Force Changes to Brasilia Card

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

Injuries have forced some changes to the UFC Fight Night card in Brasilia, Brazil on September 24. read news >>

Several Injuries Force Changes to UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Card

  • 14 days ago
  • 21 views

Several injuries have forced a shake up to the UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg fight card in Brasilia, Brazil. read news >>

UFC Declines to Match Offer, Rory MacDonald Likely Headed to Bellator

  • 5 days ago
  • 63 views

Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald appears to be headed to Bellator MMA. read news >>

UFC May Soon Be Headed to Russia

  • 5 days ago
  • 7 views

With the UFC set to expand into New York State for the first time ever, it appears an expansion into Russia might not be far behind. read news >>