Patricky Pitbull Avoids Surgery, Out Until Mid-2020


Patricky Pitbull competed in the Rizin Lightweight World Grand Prix, making it to the finals before losing to Tofiq Musaev at Rizin 20

The fighter suffered multiple injuries in the two bouts he fought in at Rizin 20, including some serious injuries suffered after falling out of the ring while facing Musaev.

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It was believed that Pitbull would need to get some surgery after the bout at Rizin 20, but the fighter recently revealed that physical therapy and rest will help heal all of the injuries suffered.

“The doctor asked me to take a month off and then slowly return to training so I don’t break it again,” said Pitbull to MMA Fighting. “I will travel with my family to rest and avoid any hard training for now. I need this time off. I basically had a six-month camp last year [laughs].”

Pitbull is expected to return to action in June or July of this year, but nothing is going to be made official until the fighter is fully healed from the ailments affecting him. Pitbull has won seven of his last eight in both Bellator MMA and Rizin, with notable victories coming over Josh Thomson, Ben Henderson, Derek Campos, Roger Huerta and Tatsuya Kawajiri.

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