Even though the UFC only announced the rematch between Thiago Tavares and Nik Lentz yesterday, today Tavares was forced to undergo emergency knee surgery in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
“Just woke up in the Baia Sul hospital after undergoing emergency surgery with Dr. Luis Fernando Funchal,” Tavares posted on his Instagram on Wednesday morning. “Thanks to him, I will be 100 percent to fight on Feb. 14, representing my city and my country in the UFC.”
MMAFighting.com spoke to Tavares’ manager, Alex Davis, who said that the featherweight had to have a cyst removed immediately, claiming that the injury is “nothing serious” and that the match with Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 60 is still on.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Nik Lentz, Thiago Tavares