Earlier today we speculated on whether the UFC’s injury curse may in fact still be lingering after hearing a rumor that Vitor Belfort was set to pull out of his UFC 112 title fight with Anderson Silva due to a shoulder injury.
Regretfully we can now confirm that those rumors, initally reported on the Tatame site have been proven to be true.
Dana White confirmed the news to Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole via text message, meaning that the UFC is now without it’s headline bout for the event which is set to take place in Abu Dhabi on April 10th.
The good news is that Anderson Silva is expected to remain on the card, and that may mean that he takes a fight at light-heavyweight instead, allowing him to wait until later in the year to defend his middleweight belt against Belfort.
The UFC 112 card is of course still set to showcase a title fight, with BJ Penn set to defend his lightweight belt against Frankie Edgar.