Justine Kish has been plagued by knee injuries throughout her mixed martial arts career.
The UFC flyweight recently revealed on social media that she will undergo surgery on Friday to fix the fourth “substantial knee injury” she’s had. Kish suffered her latest ailment during a split-decision loss to Ji Yeon Kim at UFC on Fox 27.
“Despite my best efforts and some the use of progressve healing therapies, it seems that my knee will require another rebuild. In other words...my ACL, MCL, & PCL faces another revision . While I am physically damaged and emotionally dented, my spirit and resolve are stronger than ever!” Kish wrote. “The UFC has been wonderful throughout the course of my tribulations and I could not be more thankful.”
The 30-year-old North Carolina native has competed just once apiece in both 2018 and 2017. She was notably injured during filming of “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” which delayed her Octagon debut until 2016. Kish is 2-2 within the Las Vegas-based promotion and 6-2 as a professional overall.
“My surgery will be this Friday in Los Ángeles and my relentless pursuit of rehab immediately thereafter at UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas! Thank you all for your unconditional support,” she wrote.