UFC champ Demetrious Johnson undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Demetrious Johnson underwent successful shoulder surgery today to fix some lingering damage that needed to be “cleaned up.”

Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC), the UFC flyweight champion, went under the knife to repair his left shoulder. The operation was a success, according to an update “Mighty Mouse” provided on social media (via Instagram):

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Surgery was success thanks for all the well wishes !!😊👍🏾👊🏾

Johnson, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings, did not provide a timeline for his recovery and eventual return to the octagon. He most recently saw action at UFC 216 in October and finished Ray Borg with the 2017 “Submission of the Year” for his record-breaking 11th consecutive UFC title defense.

The next fight may be the biggest of Johnson’s career. Current UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw is discussing a drop to 125 pounds to challenge Johnson, and it’s a fight the UFC brass appears eager to make.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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