UFC.com has announced that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has suffered a ruptured ACL his left knee and his upcoming fight with Chuck Liddell is cancelled. The fight was scheduled to be the main event of UFC 85 (6/7) from London, England. Shogun first injured the knee in his fight with Forrest Griffin from September 2007 and required surgery. At UFC 82 this past weekend, the company announced Chuck Liddell would be fighting on the June 7th card but never mentioned Shogun. Now we know why. UFC says Shogun’s replacement will be announced shortly.
Keith Jardine vs. W. Silva and, Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida are official for UFC 84 on 5/24. This will likely be Ortiz’ last fight with UFC.