MMAjunkie.com is reporting that Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua will fight in March 2011. This comes after months of uncertainty around the date of the fight. Shogun has been out since last May with a knee injury, that he needed surgery to repair. While Evans has had about as much time off, as he hasn’t fought since UFC 114 (also in May) when he beat Rampage Jackson. Dana had this to say
“He’s had these knee problems before, and he got his knee done in Brazil and then never did the therapy he was supposed to do,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “(He) always tried to come back too soon. The guy who did his knee this time is the best. He might even be the best in the world, and Shogun’s done all the right things – done the right rehab, taken time off, didn’t come back training too soon.
“Everything’s on schedule, and he’s looking good.”
This fight could end up happening at the second event in UFC history in the United Arab Emirates.