“JZ” Calvancante Out 3-4 Months With Torn ACL

JZ Calvancante

According to Sherdog, lightweight Gesias “JZ” Calvancante will be sidelined 3-4 months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during his fight with submission specialist Shinya Aoki on April 29.

The American Top Team fighter has won the K-1 Hero’s lightweight grand prix twice and was the favorite to win the DREAM Lightweight grand prix.

“I kept doing the same game…I didn’t change. The emotion took control, so I couldn’t change in the fight. I wasn’t that smart.”

“When I got to the airport, they came behind us and asked…It [the next fight] was really close timing and the knee injury I’d had for a long time.”