Rashad Evans’ Return Should Be Determined Monday After Surgery

Rashad Evans’ Return Should Be Determined Monday After Surgery

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans suffered what manager Glenn Robinson describes as a “freak training accident” that forced him out of next Saturday’s co-main event fight with Daniel Cormier.

Evans injured his knee and will undergo surgery on Monday, Robinson informed MMAjunkie.com. Once that is complete, they will have a better idea when “Suga” can return to action.

“(I’m) not sure how in depth (the surgery will be) until they start the work,” Robinson wrote via text. “Very unfortunate. It’s a sad week here.”

Evans (21-3-1) was looking to position himself for a possible shot at the UFC light heavyweight title by welcoming Cormier to the division. The former Ultimate Fighter winner is 14-3-1 in his Octagon career, including wins over Forrest Griffin, Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen.