James Te Huna sidelined until 2015 following shoulder surgery

Hannah Peters

It hasn't been a good year for the Aussie slugger.

Things have gone from bad to worse for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight James Te Huna.

Not long after he was submitted by Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night 43, which took place last month in New Zealand (results here), the Penrith power puncher revealed he's going under the knife to correct a torn rotator cuff, an injury similar to the one that forced surgery over six years ago.

From his conversation with Stuff (via MMA Weekly):

"I'm having surgery on Tuesday. I'll be out for about six months and I won't be fighting for about 10 months. It's very frustrating but I've been there before. I'm a fighter ... it's what I do."

After jumping out to a 5-1 record inside the Octagon, one that included three violent knockouts, Te Huna dropped three in a row, including his first as a 185-pounder when he headlined the promotion's most recent Fight Pass event opposite Marquardt.

We're likely to see Te Huna get at least one more fight under the UFC banner, but if and when we do, he certainly has his work cut out for him.

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