Patrick Cote signs four-fight contract extension with UFC

Four … more … fights, four … more … fights!

That’s exactly what former number one middleweight contender Patrick Cote will get after recently signing a contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), according to MMACanada.net.

Cote is currently rehabbing from major arthroscopic knee surgery after tearing his right meniscus during the third round of his main event fight against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., back in October 2008.

"The Predator" actually suffered the injury just four weeks out from the fight and decided to push through it and challenge "The Spider" rather than withdraw from the card, which had already been ravaged by injuries.

He took a cortisone shot to dull any discomfort prior to the showdown and all seemed to be good until Cote tweaked the knee in the second round. Cote then came out for the third round and lasted just 39 seconds — he collapsed in a heap when the meniscus finally gave way.

Now on the road to recovery, the Canadian is happy and itching get back inside the Octagon.

Here’s a snip:

"I am very, very happy with the contract, so now I can just focus on my comeback…. I want to fight the best fighter as possible when I return. Wandy, Hendo, Bisping, Belcher etc. I want a big fight right away."

While no opponent is known at this time, Cote is eyeing a likely return to competition in September or October later this year. We’ll keep you posted.

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