Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans learned earlier today that the injured knee that forced him to withdraw from his UFC 170 bout against Daniel Cormier will require surgery and keep him out of training action for about six months. Evans commented on the situation:
“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!”
Evans has been hampered with injuries throughout his MMA career, but this latest knee injury could certainly close shut the small window of opportunity to make a legitimate run at another UFC title. He will be 35 years old later this year and has had knee injuries in the past. He was coming off his most active year in 2013, competing three times and going (2-1) since fighting three times in 2007.