They just can’t catch a break.
The UFC lost yet another high-profile match, as it was announced on Friday that the scheduled main event between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 206 in just over two weeks has been cancelled.
Cormier, the reigning UFC 205-pound champion who defeated Rumble to win the title in their first fight at UFC 187, was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury, leaving Rumble Johnson without an opponent for the December 10th pay-per-view in Toronto.
The Canadian Curse continues, as another event has virtually lost all of its’ luster. Initially the hope was that a Georges St-Pierre return could be put together for the show, however the negotiations ended up falling flat.
Additionally, the UFC 206 fight card, which goes down from the Air Canada Centre and will be broadcast live on pay-per-view, lost its’ co-main event, as the Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy 185-pound fight that was originally scheduled for UFC 205 in New York City was scrapped for the second time in a row due to Evans’ health issues.
According to various reports, the hope right now is that UFC will be able to find someone to replace D.C. against Rumble, who they are attempting to keep on the card, likely in the main event spot if a worthy opponent that can weigh 205-pounds on 12/9 emerges.
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