It turns out Phil Davis' knee injury was a lot more serious than he previously thought. As a result, his return date is unknown at this time.
“I thought for sure I just twisted my knee, like ‘oh yeah, that kind of stung.’ It turns out I did a little bit more than twist it," Davis said.
"The final diagnosis was a partial ligament tear, which isn’t the end of the world.”
While the diagnosis isn't as serious, the injury will prevent "Mr.Wonderful" from training on a regular basis. The sudden news comes as a disappointment to Davis, who, like any professional athlete, trains daily and considers it a part of his lifestyle.
For now, Davis expects to make a full recovery, but he isn't so sure on an exact return to the UFC just yet.
“I would love to be back in 2011. It’s really like ‘will I be back?’ Well, let’s hope the rest of my recovery goes as planned, and in a couple of weeks when I go back into training everything goes well also and I don’t re-injure it," he said.
"That needs to happen first. After that starts going well, then we can start talking about 2011."