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45 UFC Fights Cancelled Due To Injury In 2012 (So Far) | UFC NEWS


The UFC has been plagued with injuries this year. High-profile fight after high-profile fight has been cancelled and/or postponed due to injury on almost every single fight card this year.

UFC president Dana White believes that fighters are training too hard in the gym and need to lighten up, while fighters and insiders blame the ever growing PED problem in the sport as part of the issue with injury.

It’s easy to remember some of these fights. GSP vs. Nick Diaz, GSP vs. Carlos Condit, and on and on and on, but the guys over at Bleacher Report, took the time to compile all the fights so far this year that got changed or scrapped by an injury.

Broken down by weight-class, the 45-fight changes due to injury are listed below:

Heavyweight:

Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Hunt out, Lavar Johnson in, loses.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira out, Shawn Jordan in (pending).

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Roy Nelson
Gonzaga out, Dave Herman in, loses.

Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Broughton out, Gonzaga in, wins.

Light Heavyweight:

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Little Nog nog out with knee injury, Thiago Silva in, loses.

Thiago Silva vs. Mauricio Rua
Silva out, Brandon Vera in (pending).

Chad Griggs vs. Phil Davis
Griggs out, Wagner Prado in (pending).

Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva (rematch after first bout declared NC due to Silva’s failed PED test)
Vera out, Igor Pokrajac in
Silva out (to replace Nogueira against Gustafsson, where he lost).

Jorgen Kruth vs. Cyrille Diabate
Kruth out, Tom DeBlass in, loses.

Fabio Maldonado vs. Caio Magalhaes
Caio Magalhaes in after visa problems force Stanislav Nedkov out due to visa issues
Maldonado out, fight scrapped.

Middleweight:

Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen
Munoz out, Michael Bisping in, loses close decision.

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Bisping out, Hector Lombard in (pending).

Brian Stann vs. Hector Lombard
Stann out, and Lombard pulled to Tim Boetsch at UFC 149.

Vitor Belfort vs. Wanderlei Silva
Belfort out, Rich Franklin in (pending)
Wih Franklin moved, Patrick Cote in vs Cung Le.

Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Noke
Hamman out, Andrew Craig in.
Noke injured during fight, Crag wins decision.

Welterweight:

Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz
GSP out, Condit in, wins Interim title.

Jon Fitch vs. Aaron Simpson
Fitch out, Kenny Robertson in (pending).

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva
Bahadurzada out, Carlo Prater in. Prater wins by DQ (strikes to back of head)

Thiago Alves vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Akiyama out, Bahadurzada in.
Alves out, Chris Clements in.
Fight is now Bahadurzada vs. Clements (pending).

Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle
Thiago out, Ricardo Funch in, loses.

Rick Story vs. Rich Attonito
Attonito out, Papy Abedi in.
Abedi out, Brock Jardine in (pending).

Matt Riddle vs. Luis Ramos
Riddle out, Matt Brown in (pending).

Lightweight:

George Sotiropoulos vs. Takanori Gomi
Sotiropoulos out, Eiji Mitsuoka in, loses.

Matt Wiman vs. Mark Bocek
Wiman out John Alessio in, loses.

Evan Dunham vs. Edson Barboza
Dunham out, Jamie Varner in, wins.

Paul Sass vs. Evan Dunham
Paul Sass, Nik Lentz in, loses FOTY.

Tony Ferguson vs. Dennis Hallman/Thiago Tavares
Dennis Hallman out, Thiago Tavares in,
Tavares out, Michael Johnson in, wins.

Yves Edwards vs. Donald Cerrone
Edwards out, Jeremy Stephens in, loses.

Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani
Taylor out, Rafael dos Anjos in (pending).

Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson
McKenzie out, Shane Roller in, loses.

Aaron Riley vs. Cody McKenzie
Riley out, Marcus LeVesseur in, loses.

Featherweight:

Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch
Aldo out, Koch waiting for Aldo ot heal.

Leonard Garcia vs. Tiequan Zhang
Garcia out, Issei Tamura in, wins.

Pablo Garza vs. Josh Grispi
Garza out, Rani Yahya in (pending).

Robert Peralta vs. Mackens Semerzier
Peralta out, Daniel Pineda in, wins. Semerzier released.

Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young
Corassani out, Eric Wisely in, loses.

Bantamweight:

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber
Cruz out, Renan Barao in (pending, for interim title).

Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Bedford
Wineland out, Mitch Gagnon in.
Gagnon out with visa issues, fight cancelled.

Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin
Easton out, Jeff Hougland in, loses for first time in UFC.

Jimmy Hettes vs. Steven Siler
Hettes out, Joey Gambino in (pending)

Byron Bloodworth vs. John Albert
Bloodworth out, Erik Perez in, wins controversial submission.

Johnny Bedford vs. Nick Denis
Bedford out, Roland Delorme in, wins upset.

Ken Stone vs. Edwin Figueroa/Francisco Rivera
Edwin Figueroa, Francisco Rivera in.
Rivera out, Dustin Pague in (pending; Pague will have fought twice in two weeks)

Azamat Gashimov vs. Alex Soto
Gashimov, Francisco Rivera in, wins UD.

Flyweight:

Darren Uyenoyama vs. John Dodson
Uyenoyama out, Tim Elliott in, loses.

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22 Comments to 45 UFC Fights Cancelled Due To Injury In 2012 (So Far) | UFC NEWS

  1. bigfan says:

    this stat is kind of irrelevant unless we knew how many fights it was out of. 45 out of how many?

    • Clay says:

      Lol wtf? I’ll make it as simple as possible for you.. Ready?.. 45 out of 45 fights were cancelled because of injuries. Lol

      • Matt says:

        Clay, guessing you seriously need to touch up on some elementary math son to figure out why percentages are pretty important when trying to talk intelligibly about fighting. Cuz you know 45 out of 45 fights (100%) means alot more 45 of 200 fights (22.5%), are you getting it now dipshit??

        • Semtex says:

          LOL..good job!

        • Clay says:

          You’re a dumbass. Their is no percentages. They don’t cancel 4 fights because of one injury. Or 25% since you obviously need percentages to understand anything. If u want know the percent of fight cancelled all together then you would have to add up all the fights ever fought in UFC and then add up all the fights cancelled… Your whore of a mother should have laid off the crack when she was pregnant with you

        • Semtex says:

          Dude, that was EXACTLY what was being explained to you! bigfan wanted to know 45 fights out of how many planned this year so far have been cancelled so we know the PERCENTAGE of fights falling apart. You on your turn provided him with the extremely useless answer that 45 out of 45 fights have been cancelled and were even stupid enough to make fun of his question. So why are you teaching us 4th grade math, you were just introduced to it…it’s too early.

        • Clay says:

          If you guys are such geniuses then why don’t you quit being lazy and do a little bit of research and find out your self. Quit trying so hard to be condescending and spend that time counting fights and adding up percentages. You say I’m doing forth grade math, yet your the dumbass who doesn’t know how to find a percent? Damn you are just way to brilliant for me. By the way I was being a smartass when I said 45 out of 45 fights because it was a stupid question. It’s not useless info at all if you actually watch UFC and can get a basic idea that it’s alot of fighters injured… Suck on your friend Matt’s dick and find what percent of his sperm goes in your mouth bitch. Sense you douche bags love fucking percents so much. And can’t estimate injuries without a percent sign.

        • Semtex says:

          I don’t care about the exact percentage, nor is anyone demanding you calculate it for us. We were all just teaching you common sense.

          Oh and just read this correctly – “They don’t cancel 4 fights because of one injury. Or 25% since you obviously need percentages to understand anything.” – cancelling 4 fights because of one injury wouldn’t be 25 % LOL

      • Clay's Dad says:

        Son, I am disappoint.

  2. Majestyk says:

    Did this guy even double check/spell check his work before submitting it?

    • Nuitari X says:

      It’s become apparent to me after visiting this site on a regular basis for some time now, that none of their writers ever do. lol

  3. B-rad says:

    its only going to continue because of how hard these guys are training. theres no such thing as sparring too hard but when you have a fight coming up you have to be concious of staying healthy, but that being said you can get injured from getting out of bed

    • Semtex says:

      Dana White guessed that this was the reason and now everybody is on that shit. Anybody cared to actually listen to the fighters about what happened?

  4. Mike cannon jr. says:

    NEWS JUST IN…. UFC COVER UP REVEALED…FAILED PED TESTS …RUN RAMPANT …

  5. B-rad says:

    its not because dana croaked it from his turky neck. Iv always said that most UFC and other high level pro guys train WAY to hard in preperation for their fights. that s why there is always something bothering a fighter on fight night. i understand theres a nice paycheck on the line, but for their careers sake they shouldnt fight when injured

    • Fuck OKC 206 ALL DAY says:

      YEAH THEY SHOULD TRAIN LIKE YOU , HALF ASS , GO OUT THERE AND GET SMASHED OR KTFO BY A GUY WHO HAS BEEN WORKING WAY HARDER AND IS MORE MENTALLY TOUGH, YOUR A FUCKING IDIOT. YOU TELLING THE PROS HOW THEY SHOULD TRAIN, RIGHT .

      • Fuck OKC 206 ALL DAY says:

        FIRST OFF WHEN A GUY IS FIGHTING FOR A TITLE HE NEEDS TO BE TRAINING AWAY FROM EVERYONE ELSE, NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS TEAM, THAT’S HOW CRUZ GOT INJURED HE WAS SPARRING AND SOMEONE AROUND HIM FELL INTO HIM, THAT’S JUST STUPID. AND THOSE GUYS WHO FELL INTO HIM ARE FUCKING RETARDS.

  6. chris says:

    I think imo the main thing is guys drilling wrestling too hard. I feel like most injuries occur while drilling takedowns, scrambles and stuff. Especially since bjj tends to be kind of easy going, a little less intense. And a lot of camps don’t sparr to hard.

  7. e says:

    if silva gets injured and the silva v sonnen fight gets scrapped, i will go postal.

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