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Rashad Evans Injured, Out Of UFC 170 Fight With Daniel Cormier

Rashad Evans Injured, Out Of UFC 170 Fight With Daniel Cormier

UFC 170 has dealt with several injuries over the course of the past few weeks, but most of them came at the expense of prelim fighters.

Well, all that changed on Wednesday, as officials announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is injured and will not make his co-main event bout with Daniel Cormier.

The two were part of a media conference call earlier in the day, but no mention of the injury was given. Officials will not try to find a replacement for Evans, who was slated to welcome Cormier to 205 pounds.

Evans posted a picture of himself on Instagram Tuesday and described “clearing hurdles” as his current focus. He mentioned Cormier being that next hurdle.

Cormier, meanwhile, posted on Twitter:

“I’m so sad, but I wanna fight,” he wrote. “I’ve trained so hard. Chael Sonnen, Anthony Johnson, anybody. Maybe a heavyweight. Anyone please!”

Below is the current lineup, which could be adjusted in the coming days:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sara McMann

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Rory MacDonald

Welterweight: Mike Pyle vs. TJ Waldburger

Welterweight: Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker


Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Alexis Davis

Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz

Bantamweight: Cody Gibson vs. Aljamain Sterling

Flyweight: Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Rafaello Oliveira

Lightweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Yosdenis Cedeno

  • hindsightufuk says:

    Gutted, was really looking forward to seeing how both guys perform. Cormier could have been set for a title fight fight with a win, and rashads future at lhw was on the line. Two out standing wrestlers going at it, what wasnt to love?

  • AlphaOmega says:

    That’s confusing of why they did a media day if Rashad knew he was injured, unless he got injured afterwards of course

  • hindsightufuk says:

    does seem like odd timing doesnt it.

    also the card has taken a massive dip in quality with this fight missing

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Was also really looking forward to this fight. I hope they put Eye vs Davis on the main card as that should be a pretty sweet fight.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Hopfully they put this one on for free. This card as is isnt worth a ppv buy imo.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Dana White [email protected] 10m

    Former 2x all American, US National and undefeated fighter, Patrick Cummings will face the Undefeated Daniel Cormier.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Dana misspelling Cummins’ name was a nice touch.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Relayed from Dave Farra’s twitter…

    Dana couldn’t get a hold of Cummins because he was at work (at a coffee house). Dana got him on the phone and his manager fired him for talking on the phone to DW.

    Dana: “Tell your manager to go f**k themselves and go to the gym, you got the fight”

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Also, Rashad reportedly needs surgery & won’t be ready ant time soon… So they’re pushing the envelope a bit with this matchup. Huge opportunity for Cummins, obviously, but DC is going to be hell to deal with on top of UFC debut jitters on top of short notice, etc…

  • AlphaOmega says:

    He deleted that one and tweeted a corrected one later Richard


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