How bad is Rashad Evans' knee injury?
Bad enough that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, declared that his former Light Heavyweight champion will be out for quite some time, saying that "Suga" is "screwed" and will eventually need surgery.
Dave Farra tweets:
Dana: Rashad is not going to be out for 4 wks. He's screwed, he needs surgery. He was doing throws, and foot got stuck in mat, twisted knee— Dave Farra (@DaveFarra) February 13, 2014
Evans suffered the injury during training for his scheduled fight against Daniel Cormier, which was supposed to go down at UFC 170 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 22, 2014.
That fight, obviously, went up in smoke.
Cormier will now face Octagon newcomer Patrick Cummins (learn more about him here) in a bout that will serve as the co-main event for the UFC women's bantamweight title fight between division champion Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann.
This isn't the first time Evans had to bow out of an important fight because of a bum knee. In 2011, Evans was forced to step out of his 205-pound title fight against then-champion Mauricio Rua.
His then-friend and training partner, Jon Jones, stepped in to face "Shogun" and the rest, as they say, is history.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on Evans' upcoming procedure, as well as how long it will keep him out of the Octagon.