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UFC 76: Shogun knee injury is not serious

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Panic struck this morning when a report surfaced that Mauricio "Shogun" Rua injured his knee in training and would possibly miss his Octagon debut at UFC 76 on September 22.

Fear not ... the Brazilian is apparently well and fit enough to resume normal training, according to Tatame.com.

Here's a snip (from a very rough Google translation):

"I hurt the knee training. I [went] to the doctor, but a scare was alone. [The doctor] already liberated me to train normally."

Shogun -- perhaps the best 205-pound fighter in the world -- appears to have dodged a bullet. Fans, too, should also be thankful that he is still on course to fight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

He is without a doubt one of the most exciting and explosive fighters on the planet. And he has the ability to turn a competitive division upside-down in a matter of months.

Put simply, Shogun is a guy who puts on a show every time he fights ... and UFC 76 should be no different.

There's no word yet on who he will be matched up against -- stay tuned for more details.

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