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Matt Mitrione out of Brendan Schaub match-up due to injury

Matt Mitrione out of Brendan Schaub match-up due to injury

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione has offered up a ton of trash-talk directed towards UFC on FOX 8 opponent Brendan Schaub over the past few weeks. However, he’ll have hold off for awhile before attempting to back up the smack, as Mitrione suffered an injury while training for the tilt and has withdrawn as a result.

According to a report from MMAFighting, the UFC is focused on rescheduling the fight rather than seeking a replacement.

Schaub confirmed the change today on Twitter, writing, “Seattle, love your coffee but being scheduled to fight there not so much…Frustrated….back to the gym.”

The 9-3 Schaub ran into a similar situation late last year when Lavar Johnson pulled out of a planned pairing at UFC on FOX 5, also in Seattle.

No details were offered on Mitrione’s condition.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    That’ll be interesting what Shaub response with because they’ve been having a pretty personal twitter war. With Shaub saying Mitrione isn’t cut out to be a fighter (which is amusing looking at their UFC records) and shots at his wife.

  • SBERG says:

    Shaub? Really? I can’t even think of anything relevant to write let alone wondering how he’s even relevant to begin with….I’d call him a low level gate keeper but that’s insulting to low level gate keepers.


    Schaub is a very athletic heavyweight who should be cutting down to LHW and focusing on protecting his jaw


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