Patrick "The Predator" Cote was one fight away from acquiring the UFC middleweight title. Unfortunately for Cote, he suffered a knee injury against Anderson "The Spider" Silva at UFC 90. The first two rounds of their UFC middleweight title fight was pretty even according to the judges, but the injury came within the first minute of the third round. The win was awarded to Silva via TKO because Cote was not able to continue.
According to his doctors, the right knee injury produced a tear in two sections— his MCL and meniscus. He was forced to undergo surgery, which we can finally say is complete. Cote has stated that his surgery was successful and has started to walk again. He’ll have to be sidelined for at least six months and expects to return to the octagon sometime around June or July if the recovery goes as planned.
Here’s a snip from Patrick Cote:
"I feel great…I’m already walking with a brace and it’s all good. I’ll be back soon."