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Pic: Junior dos Santos undergoes surgery, has no timetable for UFC return

I guess that rules out a Travis Browne fight.

After a 25-minute war against Stipe Miocic, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White warned the mixed martial arts (MMA) community that it would be awhile before Junior dos Santos was able to make his way back into the Octagon.

He wasn't kidding.

Dos Santos (17-3) suffered a lateral collateral ligament injury in his right knee and underwent surgery for a deviated septum, according to MMA Fighting, and does not yet have a timetable for his return. That's particularly distressing because "Cigano" already spent a year-plus on the bench rehabbing a bum hand.

The injuries are starting to pile up and the former heavyweight champ -- who turns 31 later this month -- is competing less frequently. Not that he's washed up by any stretch of the imagination, but it's starting to sound like this grim prediction might come true.

If it hasn't already.

Bom dia pessoal! Acabei de sair da cirugia do joelho e nariz que tive que fazer e graças a Deus correu tudo bem. Existem pessoas que muitas vezes dizer muito obrigado, parece não ser o suficiente para demostrar sua gratidão pela ajuda que lhe prestam, mas ainda assim é o modo que podemos demostrar isso a eles. Então um especial muito obrigado ao Dr. MOISÉS COHEN e toda sua equipe que mais uma vez estão cuidado de mim e ao Dr. SERGIO MIRANDA e sua equipe que fizeram a cirugia do meu nariz, e sua filha MARIA VITORIA. #obrigado | | | | | Good morning guys! I would like to let you know that I just had a knee and nose surgery and that went very well. There are some people that a simple thank you doesn't seem to be enough to show them how thankful you are for their help. But I still want to give a special thank to doctor MOISÉS COHEN and his crew who one more time are taking care of me and doctor SERGIO MIRANDA and his crew who did my nose surgery and his daughter MARIA VITORIA. Thank you!

Une photo publiée par Junior Cigano Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) le

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