A previously anticipated match-up between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and heavy handed Japanese wrestler Takeya Mizugaki scheduled for WEC 50 will have to wait for now as “The California Kid” recently broke the unfortunate news that the bout has been scratched via his Twitter account.
Faber reported that he suffered an inury on Monday that will prevent him from competing on the card.
The bout with Mizugaki was expected to be Faber’s debut in the 135 lb division, as the 31-year-old Isla Vista resident has spent the bulk of his career competing at the 145 lb mark.
Faber vs. Mizugaki was slated to take place during “WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez” from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 18.
It also appears that Mizugaki will be scratched from the card entirely as MMAJunkie.com has reported that the promotion has no immediate plans to salvage his participation in the event.
Stay tuned to FiveOuncesofPain.com as we keep you up to date on a possible return date for the former WEC champion.