After a dream start to his UFC career with five wins in a row, heavyweight star Tom Aspinall suffered a nightmare last time out when he lasted just 15 seconds against Curtis Blaydes at UFC: London last month before collapsing on the canvas in agony clutching his knee.
Now Aspinall has revealed the full extent of the freak injury he suffered that night as he prepares to undergo surgery to repair the damage.
“Today is surgery day,” Aspinall wrote on Instagram. “I’m in London right now and I’m absolutely starving because I can’t eat before surgery.
“I have suffered a torn MCL, a torn meniscus and some ACL damage, so going to get that fixed today.”
At this stage there’s no word on how long he might be out of action for, but given the extent of the injuries it’s certainly not going to be any time soon unfortunately.
Due to the unfortunate ending to his fight, Blaydes resulting TKO win hasn’t done much to shake up the rankings in the heavyweight division, with ‘Razor’ still at No.4 and Aspinall at No.6, though the result of another recent bout in the weight class has now seen Sergei Pavlovich take the No.5 spot from the man he TKO’d on Saturday night, Derrick Lewis.