According to UFC President Dana White, fans of the UFC can expect to see the UFC's Light Heavyweight division on display next year when it's champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua makes his long awaited return to the cage:
“The 205-pound division is so stacked with so many good fights,” he said. “I'm waiting for this logjam to free up. [Rua's] knee is clogging this whole thing up. So once his knee is healed up, we're going to be putting on some sick 205-pound fights next year.”
White also talked about Shogun's rehab and how things have differed this time than in the past:
“He's had these knee problems before, and he got his knee done in Brazil and then never did the therapy he was supposed to do,” White told MMAjunkie.com “(He) always tried to come back too soon. The guy who did his knee this time is the best. He might even be the best in the world, and Shogun's done all the right things – done the right rehab, taken time off, didn't come back training too soon.