Marcus Buchecha is out of combat for the rest of the 2015 season.
The three-time black belt open class champion will go under surgery on his left knee for a damaged ligament.
Buchecha didn’t disclose which knee ligament suffered the injury.
He suffered the injury at the absolute quarterfinals match, when Ricardo Evangelista succeeded in a sweep attempt that ended twisting Buchecha’s knee.
Despite not being sure how long the recovery process will take, Buchecha knows he won’t be able to compete at the 2015 ADCC, next August, in Brazil.
The Checkmat superstar posted on his Facebook page about the difficult moment he’s going through:
“Moments like these are the responsible to make me do what I do. Victories and defeats is part of the career of any athlete, but something that I was’t expecting in the last tournament was the injury. I was really positive but unfortunately I will need a surgery in my knee and I will stay away from the competition for a couple months. I believe in life everything has a purpose and I will learn the lesson about that and I will have some time to think about in a lot of things and know myself better. But I’m sure it will make me come back stronger and more motivated than ever. I had opportunity to talk with a lot of athletes that had surgeries and the came back much better after the surgery and show the real significate of the word Overcoming. I just would like to say thanks to all my sponsor who are with me in all the moments, good or bad Hayabusa Fightwear MusclePharm Brasil @FightersMarket and Jiu Jitsu World League. And thank you to all who send me positive messages and thoughts. it gives me much more motivation and strength to come back to the mats and Live Moments like this one the picture again.”