Jimmy Crute recently announced that he will not compete in 2022 due to a lingering injury that needs to be addressed.
In a post on Instagram, ‘The Brute’ confirmed that he would be taking the year off to repair damage to his knee. Crute noted that the injury had been present for years, but putting it off any longer could result in permanent damage and a shortened career.
“Absolutely gutted to announce that I will be out for the rest of the year. I need a knee reco. I have been putting this off for years but I have sustained too much damage over the last few fights and it has finally come to the point that if I don’t get it fixed it could turn into a career ending injury. I am obviously very disappointed but at the same time a challenge like this is also exciting. It gives me 9+ months to work on other aspects of training and life and come back 100% refreshed and injury free. Thank you all for the continued support. I’m not going anywhere and the Bendigo express is still in full motion.”
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Crute burst into the UFC after landing a first round knockout of Chris Birchler on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018. Crute earned back-to-back victories inside the Octagon with wins over Paul Craig and Sam Alvey before suffering his first career loss to Misha Cirkunov in 2019.
At 25 years old, Crute has the potential to be a serious contender in the light heavyweight division. MMA fans will be eagerly anticipating his return in 2023.
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