Jimmy Crute declares that he will be out of commission for a year after undergoing knee reconstruction surgery


Jimmy Crute will be out of action until 2023.

Crute, UFC light-heavyweight 551 did not specify which knee would be treated. He suffered a significant injury to his left leg in a fight against Anthony Smith at UFC [******************************************************************************************************************************************** ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************ Crute, 25, did not indicate which knee would be worked on, though he suffered a notable injury to his left leg in a fight against Anthony Smith at UFC 261 in April of last year.

Crute wrote that he is concerned that his injury could be “career-ending” if left unaddressed.

Read Crute’s unedited statement here:

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. It is disappointing, but it’s also an exciting challenge. 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. The Bendigo Express is not stopping me and I won’t be going anywhere.

Crute didn’t give a timetable or estimate for his return. He only estimated that “I will still be here for the remainder of the year .”


Crute suffered injuries in Smith’s fight. He returned to the Octagon eight months later, to face Jamahal Hill. That bout ended in another loss for Crute as he was finished by strikes in just 48 seconds. Crute’s UFC record fell to 4-3.