MMA Live: 7-29-10[UPDATE] - Dana White talks about the timetable for Shogun's return:
MMA Live welcomes in UFC president Dana White, who has some breaking news on the next heavyweight contender. Plus, word on how long it could take Jon Jones to get a title shot. Also, UFC lightweight Ross Pearson previews his fight with Cole Miller.
White pointed to spring or early summer of 2011 as the return time for Shogun. [Rashad] Evans responded, "That's a long way for your boy." Then he asked if there would be a interim title belt up for grabs at 205 pounds. Dana responded - "No interim title."
Evans was offered a chance to fight at UFC 119 against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a co-main event with Quinton Jackson versus Lyoto Machida. He turned it down. Evans could be facing roughly 12 months off if Rua is out until early June.