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Rua's return, Daley unforgiven, more

Updated: May 10, 2010, 1:20 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

This is what makes fighters a different breed than the rest: Seven weeks after being sedated and cut open for an appendectomy, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua went back into the gym and prepared for a fight that was already the most important of his life.

Instead of making excuses, he delivered the first knockout loss of Lyoto Machida's career, earned a UFC light heavyweight championship and eradicated the memory of poor performances. It's a pretty good example of the patient making a successful ...

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