Breaking: Chris Weidman Out Of UFC 173 Title Fight With Knee Injury

In yet another unfortunate twist, UFC middleweight champion has been forced out his scheduled UFC 173 main event title bout against Lyoto Machida with a knee injury.

The UFC just broke the news online just moments ago:

Weidman will reportedly need minor surgery that will force the bout to be postponed until the UFC’s traditional blockbuster Fourth of July show, the UFC 175 card on July 5.

Machida will still be his opponent after replacing surging No. 1-ranked Vitor Belfort, who was forced out of the bout after the NSAC and UFC put a total ban of testosterone-replacement therapy in place.

No official main event has been announced for the May 24 Memorial Day card, but UFC officials said that a new headlining bout will be announced soon.

With champions Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Cain Velasquez, and Johny Hendricks on the sidelines with injuries, this is some of the worst news that the promotion could have heard. Thankfully, it sounds like Weidman will be back rather soon after minor surgery. More on the situation as it develops.

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12 Comments

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    WES22

    March 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    that's what happens when you don't take TRT …You get injured…look what happened to anderson. Only joking but belive me it's good shit lol

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    nokick

    March 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Faak i knew something like this was going to happen. i was looking forward to this fight.

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    Zip

    March 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    The fight is not that far off folks. News could have certainly been worse.

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    master-pogi60

    March 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Wow it took months before Silva's kick affected that knee…..Silva is really getting old,usually it takes seconds now it takes months!!!!

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    griffin

    March 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    they should put chael vs silva back on this card make it free and cancel the brazil card may 31st, no1 needs 2 ufc events on the same night.

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    MagicMMA

    March 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Fuck for some reason this fight always felt to good to be true, even though it will probabaly still happen I am not surprised this happened

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    Brian Cox

    March 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    That's what happens when you don't take TRT.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    TheXperience

    March 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    So now Machida has 2 extra months to train with Sensei Seagal! Weidman is in DEEP SHIT !!! :-)

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