Dana White tells MMA Fighting that UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will be sidelined until at least March 2011, due to his recent knee surgery. Photo: UFC.com
Dana White tells MMA Junkie that Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will be sidelined indefinitely due to another knee surgery, and thus there's no time-table for his first defense against Rashad Evans: "He just got out of the hospital; it was a successful surgery," White said. "He had the surgery in [Los Angeles], and he's going to be doing all his therapy in (Las) Vegas. "So he'll be in Vegas for the next five weeks." White said Rua's injury occurred during the fight with Machida, though a report from ESPN's "MMA Live" the night of the May 8 event stated Rua's knee was already injured. "He got hurt in the fight," White asserted.