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Tuesday, 02/18/2014, 05:53 pm

Rashad Evans Set To Undergo Surgery This Week To Repair Injured Knee

Rashad Evans now knows how long he will be out of action.

On February 12th, BJPenn.com reported that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had injured his knee while training for his UFC 170 bout with 205-pound newcomer, Daniel Cormier. Over the following 24 hours (due to some confusion over the severity of the injury), we heard everything from a possible postponement of the fight, to a less-possible fill in by “The American Gangster”. The dust has now settled, however, and – thanks to a post on the official BlackZilians website – we now know what the immediate future has in store for “Suga”.

(… As a side note, that will be the first and last time I call him that.)

From the BlackZilians:

After consulting with his doctors, Rashad will undergo surgery this week with Dr. Kvitne in Los Angeles, California. Rashad’s medical team expects him to be out of active training for 6 months.

Rashad Evans says, “I am deeply disappointed to be missing the action at UFC 170, but I am, as always, incredibly grateful for the support of my family, friends, management, the UFC, and most of all my fans during this minor setback.  Thank you for your continued messages of support.  I’ll be back stronger than ever!

Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for any and all future updates.

By Jim Chadwick | Twitter

 

 

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