Paddy Pimblett will undergo surgery in March.
Pimblett (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who’s coming off a controversial decision win over Jared Gordon this past December at UFC 282, says he hurt his right ankle on the first kick he threw in the fight.
“Looks like you have got a small amount of cartilage lost in this bit, and that’s exactly where you’re sore,” Pimblett’s doctor said after examining him. “The other thing you’ve got is all this white stuff around here. That’s all fluid, so that’s what all the swelling is. Now when we look at your ligaments that joins from your fibula, you probably got what we call a Grade 2 injury to that.”