In some late breaking news from ESPN’s Franklin McNeil, UFC light heavyweight challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is reportedly coming into tonight’s main event at UFC 113 with an injured knee.
While appearing on ESPN2’s ‘MMA Live’ to preview tonight’s pay-per-view broadcast, McNeil says that although he was appraised of the situation with Rua’s knee, he’s unsure as to how it actually affected his training camp heading into his rematch with champion Lyoto Machida.
Obviously McNeil is unable to give his source regarding the injury, but it was credible enough for him to report during tonight’s pre-show on ESPN2.
Rua is looking to not only win the UFC light heavyweight title inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, but he’s also hoping to avenge his controversial unanimous decision loss at UFC 104 this past October.
As it stands, “Shogun” is currently (+160) according to oddsmakers so it’ll be interesting to see how much the line actually changes as it gets closer to fight time.