After a four-hour surgery on both of his knees, Thiago
Santos shares good news as he is heading towards a full
On Thursday, Santos posted on his social
media that the doctors report the surgery was a success and
that he is now on the road to recovery. His brief statement said,
"After 4 hours of surgery, the drs [sic] say everything is fixed!
Now my focus is on a full recovery so I can get back in there
better and stronger!”
Santos faced Jon Jones for
the light heavyweight crown at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, where the
Brazilian lost a hard-fought split decision. During the bout,
suffered injuries to both his knees; including a torn ACL, MCL,
PCL and meniscus on his left knee. After the battle, Jones wished
him a speedy recovery, and looked forward to a potential
rematch in the future.
Although the surgery was deemed a success, Santos still has a long
way to go, as he will likely be out of commission for at least the
next eight months.