Cote Injury Dashes Hopes for Rematch; UFC Returns to London in February

Many have speculated on an immediate rematch between Anderson Silva and Patrick Cote following the unsatisfying finish to their fight at UFC 90.  Unfortunately for Patrick Cote, the injury that ended the fight may prevent him from getting a rematch at all:

UFC middleweight contender Patrick (The Predator) Cote, whose title challenge Saturday was cut short because of a knee injury, will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week and will be out of action for 6-8 months, Sportsnet’s Joe Ferraro has learned. 

These injuries always seem to take longer to heal than expected, and with training time built in, it's hard to say if Cote will ever get a rematch with Silva.  As for Silva, he could fight again very soon.  Sources indicate to Bloody Elbow that he wants to return as soon as December for one of the Spike shows, but Fighters Only Magazine reports that the UFC will return to London for UFC 95, and that Anderson Silva is a rumored fighter for that show.

Note: I heard a few weeks ago that the UFC was looking at this date as their first show in mainland Europe.  Perhaps the plan fell through and they've moved it to London.

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