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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Expected Back Shortly After Surgery

According to reports, UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is expected to return to training in “a couple of months” after undergoing knee surgery.

“I spoke with (Shogun just) now and he said the surgery was a success,” Andre Amade, Shogun’s coach told “He’s very happy and very excited because recovery will be faster than expected. I don’t know exactly what type of surgery it was, but his recovery will be faster than the other times.

“Shogun called me very happy with this news. In a couple of months he will be back in training.”

Amade stated the UFC assisted Shogun in finding a top physician to perform the undisclosed procedure, which took place at some point after his May 8th rematch with Lyoto Machida at UFC 113.

UFC president Dana White confirmed last week that his freshly minted 205-pound champ had surgery to repair his knee, however neither he nor Amade would confirm if Shogun had the same left wheel scoped for a third time, or if the procedure was to fix a new injury on his right knee.