Ultimate Fighter 8 alumnus Krzysztof Soszynski has only fought once in 2011 but if he has his way it won’t be the only time he steps foot in the Octagon before the end of the year. Hampered with a series of nagging injuries, “The Polish Experiment” has been stuck on the sidelines and won’t be physically good to go for another few months. On the bright side, the timing might just work out perfectly as far as he’s concerned.
“(UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and I have been chatting it up a little bit and we’ve been talking a little bit about the Toronto card on December 10th, so now I’m just kind of waiting to hear on that from him and see what the opponent is and if that’s the card they want me to fight at,” Soszynski explained in an interview with Fighters.
The event the 34-year old Canadian is referring to is UFC 140 and the promotion’s return to the city known for having the largest turnout for a MMA show in North American history (UFC 129).
As long as he doesn’t have anymore health-related setbacks it appears Soszynski may indeed get his wish though he won’t be assuming such will be the case, at least when considering the setbacks he’s faced over the last year.
“After my fight in Germany in November last year, I had both my knees scoped and I also had my nose done – I had a deviated septum in my nose, so I had all those surgeries done,” the 26-11-1 competitor began when asked about what he’s been dealing with. “I guess I came back a little too early because I pulled another cartilage and had a bunch of debris in my left knee after this past last fight against Mike Massenzio in Vancouver at UFC 131, so I had to get another scope again…it’s my seventh one on my knees.”
In terms of his immediate future, Soszynski kept it simple, saying, “Just taking some time off right now to recover, rehabilitate, and hopefully we’ll never have to go through this again.”
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