Mauricio "Shogun" Rua added another war to his MMA record on Sunday night, and now he has to fix the damage.
Dan Henderson knocked out Shogun after taking two rounds of punishment at UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, and the Brazilian will undergo surgery Wednesday in Maringa, Parana, to fix his broken nose.
"He will have surgery today," Rua's manager Eduardo Alonso told MMAFighting.com. "There’s no timetable (for his return to training) right now, he will take a week off to rest. He will be cleared to walk again then, and we’ll go from there."
According to Alonso, the only injury Shogun suffered with the knockout loss was the broken nose.
"Shogun didn’t suffer any injury besides the broken nose," he said. "The CT exam showed nothing. He had no neurological damage, loss of consciousness, nothing."
Following the loss, Shogun was suspended by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) for six months, but he can return earlier if cleared by his doctors after the nose surgery.
UPDATE: Alonso told MMAFighting.com that the surgery was a success and that Rua will be going home Wednesday.