Cigano on ice for 30 days

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Shortly after landing the right hook that dropped Cain Velasquez to the canvas and stripped him of his UFC heavyweight belt, the public found out Junior “Cigano” dos Santos had fought with an injured knee. The Brazilian took some time off and did a string of physiotherapy sessions, but his doctors felt he had to go under the knife.

This Wednesday, Cigano underwent surgery at São Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, one of the South American nation’s finest, and everything went according to plan. Junior is already recuperating in his room, and his recovery time is estimated to take 30 days. Luiz Dórea, the fighter’s boxing coach, commented on the surgical procedure as soon as it was over, and posted a photo: “The operation was a success. Thank you, Lord.” joins the fans wishing for Cigano’s speedy recovery.

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