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Patrick Cote expected to be sidelined 6-8 months

UFC middleweight Patrick Cote is expected to undergo surgery next week and will be sidelined from competition for the next six-to-eight months, according to a report by the Canadian Press.

Cote challenged Anderson Silva this past Saturday in Rosemont, Ill. at UFC 90 for Silva’s middleweight title but lost after he was declared the loser via TKO in the third round after suffering a knee injury.

Initial speculation was that Cote had torn his anterior cruciate ligament but he revealed after the fact that he had in fact torn his meniscus.

The article indicates that Cote’s manager, Stephane Patry, stated that Cote initially suffered the injury while preparing for this past January’s bout vs. Drew McFedries and that he aggravated the injury while training for his fight vs. Silva.

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