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Talk MMA on twitter is reporting that Chris Weidman has suffered an undisclosed injury and is possibly out of his UFC 199 title fight rematch with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199.
If what I'm hearing is true, I hope Jacare is ready. Rumor is Weidman is injured and could be out of #UFC199.
— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) May 17, 2016
UFC 199 will be held on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. While this is the first time the organiSation has hosted an event at the venue, it will be the fifth time that UFC has hosted an event in Los Angeles County. Previous UFC events in the area were held at the Staples Center.
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between current champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman however this report puts this rematch in jeopardy. They previously met at UFC 194, when Rockhold won Weidman’s title via fourth round TKO.
The report mentions that Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza would be ready to step up on short notice to face Rockhold. Jacare is coming off a TKO win over Vitor Belfort last weekend at UFC 198.
** CONFIRMED **
Jeremy Botter of FloComat has now confirmed the earlier report from TalkMMA
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BREAKING: Injury forces Chris Weidman out of UFC 199 bout with Luke Rockhold: https://t.co/QHlxFwNOrf
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) May 17, 2016