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Chris Weidman injured; out of UFC 199 rematch with Rockhold

Chris Weidman injured; out of UFC 199 rematch with Rockhold

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has wanted nothing more than to gain back the title he lost to current champion Luke Rockhold.  The two men were scheduled to meet again on June 4 at UFC 199 in Inglewood, California.

We have learned today that Weidman will have to wait for that chance once again.  The New York native has been injured and forced to withdraw from the headlining bout.

The UFC appears to be seeking a replacement on just about two weeks notice.  The most likely candidate, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza defeated Vitor Belfort over the weekend.  Then there is also Michael Bisping who most recently defeated Anderson Silva.

Bisping tweeted:

michael on Twitter

Training camps separate the boys from the men. This sport isn’t for everyone. 2 weeks notice? I’m down!!! @ufc #realfighter #fightersfighter

The co-main event is a bantamweight title bout between current champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber.  This is a trilogy bout between the two.

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Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them click. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

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