Mike Pyle will replace Chris Wilson in a welterweight bout against Brock Larson this Saturday at UFC 98 in Las Vegas.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed to Sherdog.com Friday morning that Wilson was unable to complete the necessary medical paperwork for the bout in time.
Kizer said the commission’s physician began contacting Wilson’s doctor, based out of California, about two weeks ago to get further verification on some documents already submitted. Kizer said the doctor did not return multiple phone calls, and the commission doctor also left a message with the doctor’s assistant.
“There was no negative finding on Chris at all,” said Kizer, who called the substitution a “done deal.” “We were only requesting more detailed medical information.”
Kizer said the promotion has been notified of the decision.