He doesn't specify how much of his meniscus he had removed, and it is possible to have just a portion of the meniscus removed. But for him to say that he "sliced it" (full tear) and had to have it "pulled out" really makes me think that he did in fact have the entire meniscus removed. Now, there are known cases of top athletes still competing at a top level that have had a meniscus removed, such as Chris Paul. However, I wonder how much it will effect an MMA fighter, especially a big heavy guy like Mir. Anyways, just wanted to share because I hadn't seen this discussed... Are there any known cases of MMA fighters with a removed meniscus that are competing with no noticeable loss of ability?