Patrick Cote: 11 Knee Surgeries In 12 Years of MMA

August 2, 2014 10:00 am by BJPENN.COM News

Injuries are common place in Mixed Martial Arts, and so are surgeries to repair them.

Which is why it makes sense that a fighter, with the longevity of Patrick Cote, may have had multiple surgeries on the same part of the body.

In a recent interview, the former UFC title challenger explained that since his start into Mixed Martial Arts he’s had his knees repaired 11 times.


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The onetime middleweight title challenger told MMAjunkie Radio he’s had a staggering 11 surgeries on his knees in 12 years as a professional MMA fighter.

“I have a 70-year-old’s knees right now,” laughed Cote (20-8 MMA, 7-8 UFC), who next meets Stephen Thompson (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. Previously, he requested a bout with onetime title challenger Thiago Alves.

Cote said doctors have operated on his ACL, MCL, meniscus, pretty much anything to do with his knee.

“It’s a tough sport, man.”




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