Joe Lauzon Out 12-14 Months After Knee Surgery



UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon breaks the news on his official website.

Well, it looks like I will be having ACL surgery next week. I have had a history of bad luck with my knees. I have already had two knee surgeries… meniscectomies on both knees….The surgery scheduled for next week will not be so simple….To make things much worse, I need to have my ACL repaired as well. They think my torn ACL is causing my knee to shift ever so slightly and its destroying my meniscus.

Long story short… I will be off my feet for a month to a month and a half… training SUPER light in about 4 or 5 months… training decently hard in about 9 months and fighting in around 12-14 months. Its going to be a long rehab… but thats how it goes.

Bad news from J-Lau, sitting back 12-14 month in your prime can’t be easy for a fighter.

Joe Lauzon last competed at UFC Fight Night 17, defeating Jeremy Stephens by second round armbar.


  1. tom

    February 27, 2009 at 3:12 am

    thats a shame

  2. tom

    February 27, 2009 at 5:07 am

    UFC veteran Din Thomas signs three-fight deal with Affliction..

    I thought Allfiction was over after this Event??? also Din Thomas at 145 will be a beast

  3. Al

    February 27, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Man thats to bad i really liked this kid, his potential, and where he was going…hope he gets better soon

  4. Kash

    February 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Yeah this really sucks. He’s always fun to watch.

  5. whodini

    February 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    i’ve always liked him ………..even more when i saw he took out Jens Pulver…….lol …… seems like he always comes to fight also….

  6. Miko

    February 28, 2009 at 2:21 am

    whodini: I Like just about ANYBODY who beats Jens.

    Except for BJ….

  7. whodini

    February 28, 2009 at 4:38 am

    B.J. never looks in shape ….he looks like he should be mowing a lawn somewhere

  8. tom

    February 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Report: Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders added to UFC 99

    i think swick will be to much for Ben..but good match up

  9. Kash

    February 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Ben's a good fighter but I think Swick deserves a better fight. He should probably be two wins from a title shot.

  10. Ryan S

    February 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Damn, Joe is a good fighter. Hope he comes back 100%. Swick is definately a highly underrated fighter in my opinion.

  11. whodini

    February 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Swick will make quick work of Ben Saunders

  12. Ryan S

    February 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I would say the only thing Saunders has over Swick is those long ass limbs.

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