Dana White revealed on Los Angeles radio that UFC 186’s Main Event is off.
Just one month out from the anticipated rematch (for some, anyway), TJ Dillashaw has fractured a rib in a training incident.
It’s starting to seem like this event is cursed, especially given that Bellator is still hellbent on preventing Rampage Jackson from competing at it. Fortunately, another title is still on the line, preventing the need for cancellation.
Hoping to hold things together is Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, prepared to defend his title for the umpth time against Kyoji Horiguchi – a guy many hardcore fans think capable. (I’m not one of them).
The event also has Michael Bisping vs. CB Dollaway – a UFC Fight Night headliner quality match, thanks to The Count. So, it should definitely hold up. The real x-factor is Rampage, whose potential loss compounded with the loss of TJ Dillashaw vs Renan Barao II for the UFC Bantamweight Championship, would be disastrous. The UFC has not built a Pay-per-view following for the flyweight division just yet.
Keep your fingers crossed Rampage wins his legal battle, or staves off the hounds until after April 25th.
It is unclear if Dillashaw-Barao II will be postponed or if Barao will first fight a replacement.
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