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Rashad Evans sidelined by yet another knee surgery, vows to (eventually) make UFC return

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Dead people are so unreliable.

Turns out the cadaver used to put Rashad Evans' knee back together has quit without notice, forcing the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin to go back under the knife for ACL surgery.

Again.

His knee "popped" around Christmas time, according to a report from UFC Tonight.

"Suga" (19-3-1) was expected to throw hands opposite Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 61; however, the Brazilian was felled by injury and the promotion was forced to switch gears (more on that here). That delay prompted Evans to have surgery and he's expected to return by the end of the year.

We hope.

By the time he does, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 champion will be 36 years old and out of action for two years. While he's still ranked No. 4 in the division (for now), it's hard to predict what the 205-pound landscape will look like in eight months.

Especially after this.

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