Thiago Santos is tougher than your favorite fighter. Saturday night at UFC 239, Santos was bendable knee away from beating Jon Jones.
Cause MMA, our GOAT nearly lost to a dude on one leg. It was surreal to watch in real time and now a new MRI says the damage Santos fought through is even crazier.
Our friends over at MMA Fighting with the full report on Santos’ injury.
“The extent of Thiago Santos’ left knee injuries make his UFC 239 performance even more remarkable.
“Marreta” went five rounds with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in Las Vegas on Saturday night, losing via split decision. On Monday, an MRI exam showed that the left knee meniscus and all its ligaments are completely torn, his team told MMA Fighting. Combate first reported the news.
Santos’ right knee, which needed surgery earlier this year, also suffered damage during the fight as the Brazilian compensated for his left knee injuries, his team told MMA Fighting. Santos will do more tests on his right knee to determine if he needs surgery on that knee as well.”
Out for rest of 2019. Left knee torn to tiny busted up shreds. Holy hell.
MMA History will always show that Two Functional Working Knees Thiago Santos is now a mythological figure. Like on one knee, Santos nearly beat Bones Jones on the scorecards.
The most MMA ending of all time would be Santos pulling off a massive upset and then being ruled out for the rest of the year. The 0nly way Jon Jones reign of terror ends is on some sort pirate peg leg warrior stuff, could have been so perfect.