It was announced last week when former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans suffered a knee injury and had to bow out of his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 this weekend. It was expected that Evans was only going to be out for about four weeks. Evans announced today in statement that he will be having surgery this week on his knee and is expected to be out for about six months.
“I am deeply disappointed to be missing the action at UFC 170,” Evans said. “But I am, as always, incredibly grateful for the support of my family, friends, management, the UFC, and most of all my fans during this minor setback. Thank you for your continued messages of support. I’ll be back stronger than ever!”
Ronald S. Kvitne who is the team physician of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Blades is working on Evans with the procedure.