UFC President Dana White announced via social media on Sunday that Velasquez is out of his scheduled rematch against Fabricio Werdum.
Additionally, White announced that UFC Heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic has been selected as the man who will replace Velasquez and challenge Werdum for the UFC Heavyweight Title on February 6th.
White tweeted the following:
Cain Velasquez is out with a back injury. Stipe vs Werdum for the heavyweight championship February 6th. pic.twitter.com/vPRJYJvOjL
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 24, 2016