source | MMAFighting.com/themmahour
The one-time light heavyweight champion appeared on The MMA Hour on Monday to talk about it all for the first time. And it turns out that people who detected an air of rigidness in Evans’ voice during the conference call were right to assume something was wrong.
“[The knee injury] was the last practice of the camp,” Evans told host Ariel Helwani. “Towards the end of practice, I was doing a wall drill, where guys are trying to hold me against the wall, and we were wrestled up and [training partner Cezar Mutante] slipped out of position and he ended up landing on my knee at a certain angle. I landed on it wrong and I messed my knee up pretty bad, and at that point that was before the conference call.”