Various reports had been swirling that number one contender Rashad Evans was upset about being on the sidelines while he waits for UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to recover from knee surgery. UFC president Dana White has since said that he and Evans have worked things out.
“Rashad and I talked right after that whole goofy incident,” White said. “We’re cool.”
Me and Rashad fight sometimes,” White said. “We get into arguments, and I do with all the guys. Nothing is ever 100 percent. Sometimes you’re going to have different opinions and disagree on things, and we’re going to go out and say things publicly, but we try to patch them up behind the scenes.”
Rua’s first title defense is targeted for a yet-to-be-announced March card in the United Arab Emirates. The event is expected to be UFC 128, but everything depends on how well Shogun’s surgically repaired knee heals. For now, everything seems to be just fine.
“Everything’s on schedule, and he’s looking good.”