Dana White: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is on track for a March 2011 return

UFC President, Dana White revealed that UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is right on track for a March 2011 return to the octagon after undergoing knee surgery earlier this year.

Dana, speaking at the UFC 124 pre-fight press conference, said:

“Rua looks good. He was there at the [World MMA Awards last week]. He’s in great shape, walking up and down the stairs really well. What happened with Shogun was, the last couple times his knee went, he had surgery down in Brazil, didn’t do the proper rehab, started training too early, and ruined his knee.”

“This time, he had the best doctor in the United States do his knee. He went through an incredible rehab, a perfect rehab. He took his time to rest and heal and do things the right way, so this one should work, this one should last. He’s ready to get back in training now.”

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