Ben Rothwell undergoes ACL surgery, estimates nine-month recovery

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell sat at UFC 115’s post-fight podium and made no excuses.

He had won a unanimous decision over Gilbert Yvel on the June 12 event’s
pay-per-view card but said it was “not a victory” for the fight’s lack
of finish. He chose not to disclose that he had torn his ACL on the
first takedown of the three-round contest.

Rothwell on Tuesday underwent surgery to repair both his ACL and a torn
meniscus and hopes to be back in action by February or March of 2011.

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