Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (pictured) can’t catch a break on the knee injury front. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported Evans will be out at least another 6 to 7 months after his body rejected a cadaver on the surgically-repaired ACL in his knee.
After receiving the unfortunate news in mid-December, Evans was forced to undergo a second procedure to fix his ACL.
Evans was slated to fight Daniel Cormier in February 2014 at UFC 170, but was forced to pull out to go under the knife. He was expected to only be out six months.
“Suga” was going to fight Glover Teixeira later this month, but Teixeira pulled out with a knee injury of his own. After Teixeira withdrew, Evans decided it was the right time to repair his knee a second time.
Evans has won six of his last eight scraps, but hasn’t been seen since posting a TKO victory over Chael Sonnen in November 2013. He beat Dan Henderson before that.
Evans turns 36 in October.