Shogun’s Recovery on Schedule for 2011 Come Back
For Shogun, everything is going well and on schedule. And if his knee rehabilitation goes well, the fans might see him back in the Octagon sometime in early 2011.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, after defeating Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 last May, underwent reconstructive surgery to repair a ligament in his left knee. Shogun, who recently visited his surgeon in Los Angeles, pointed out that his recovery is on schedule. Still, Rua wants to continue rehabilitating his knee for another month before getting back in training. A high-profile match-up with Rashad Evans is slated for his return, but nothing official has been announced yet. Shogun eyes to get back in the Octagon in early 2011.
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“I must return at the beginning of next year, but I still don’t know who it’s going to be against. Let’s see how my rehab goes. Hopefully, I’ll be back early next year. First, I want to take care of my knee and get back to 100 percent.”