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Demetrious Johnson Details Shoulder Surgery

Demetrious Johnson’s surgery on his right shoulder went as expected and he’s now on the road to recovery. The UFC flyweight champion underwent a labral debridement procedure earlier in the week.

“When the doctor got in there, he saw my shoulder was stable, which is the most important thing,” said Johnson to MMA Fighting. “Then I got a PRP [platelet-rich plasma] shot, which means my blood get puts in the joint which promotes natural healing in the joint where blood flow doesn’t go.”

The champ didn’t have an exact date for his return, but is looking at June. He had to pullout of defending his belt on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale due to the injury. Johnson was to fight John Moraga on April 13 in the main event. It would have been his second title defense.

The injury occurred while in training. The new main event for the show is bantamweights Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen.