A much-anticipated light heavyweight showdown between Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to take place at UFC 85 on June 7 in London is no longer scheduled to take place, according to Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com.
Rua was forced to pull out of the fight after re-injuring his surgically repaired knee. The injury has been officially diagnosed as a ruptured ACL in his left knee and will require a second surgical procedure.
It was not reported as to when Rua aggravated the injury. However, Rua’s name was not mentioned as Liddell’s opponent when UFC 85 was promoted this Saturday ‘s pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 82 from Columbus.