UFC 184’s headlining middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort has been scrapped after the champion was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury in training.
Weidman Vs Belfort on February 28th in Los Angeles had been one of the key fights in the UFC’s upcoming calendar, but it seems that despite turning the page on a new year the promotions injury woes continue.
This fight had originally been set to take place back in May of last year at UFC 173, but it was pulled on that occasion due to Belfort who was unable to compete after the Nevada State Athletic Commission opted to ban Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Weidman would go on to fight Lyoto Machida instead and won by unanimous decision, his first title defense since back-to-back victories over Anderson Silva that shocked the world.
Luckily for the UFC they already have another title fight set for UFC 184 with woman’s bantamweight title holder Ronda Rousey set to face Cat Zingano and so that will now move up to serve as the evening’s new main event.
Amongst the other fights currently set to feature on the main card is Holly Holm’s UFC debut against Raquelle Pennington and Josh Koscheck Vs Jake Ellenberger. At one stage Frank Mir Vs Antonio Silva was also earmarked for the PPV portion of the card, but it was recently moved to headline duties at UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil.