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Francis Ngannou to have knee surgery, faces nine-month recovery following UFC 270 win

Posted On: May 28, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Francis Ngannou to have knee surgery, faces nine-month recovery following UFC 270 win

It will be a while before UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou competes again.
After being medically evaluated on Monday in Los Angeles, Ngannou will have surgery to repair a torn MCL and damaged ACL, which will require nine months of recovery time. Ngannou won't undergo surgery until after he visits his native Cameroon soon.
Ngannou's manager, Marquel Martin, confirmed the details with MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn after they were first reported by ESPN.
Ngannou, 35, retained and unified the heavyweight title this past Saturday at UFC 270 where he defeated Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision. Ngannou revealed after the win that he fought with damage to his knee suffered during training roughly four weeks out from the bout.
“It was pretty bad,” Ngannou told reporters at the UFC 270 post-fight news conference. “I have a Grade 3 MCL , I have damage on my ACL and damage on my MPFL. That was 25 days ago.”
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