ďEverything is going very well ... The doctor wanted to see how my surgery went, and I was told that itís OK. The surgery was actually a success. Iím very happy ... I will continue my rehabilitation, which has changed a bit now. I already do most of the leg, swimming, running. After a month, I think Iíll be back to train. Iím very motivated to get back to doing what I like best, which is fighting ... I must return at the beginning of next year, but I still donít know who itís going to be against ... Letís see how my rehab goes. Hopefully, Iíll be back early next year. First, I want to take care of my knee and get back to 100 percent.Ē
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Mauricio Ruais confident that he'll be ready for a 2011 return once he fully recovers from surgery on his left knee. Though yet to be officially announced, "Shogun" is expected to defend his title against Rashad Evansupon his return; however, that could change depending on the Brazilian's rehab schedule. Anyone think this latest surgery will affect his reign as champion?