The UFC”s debut in Mexico just took a heavyweight hit to its sold-out event.
According to the UFC’s official twitter account, the UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has pulled out of UFC 180, due to injury.
— UFC (@ufc) October 22, 2014
The extent of the champ’s injury is unknown at this time.
On the heels of the heavyweight champions popularity, UFC 180 sold-out 21,0000 seats in just 8-hours.
In for the injured champion comes Mark Hunt. Hunt last saw action against Roy Nelson in a fight he won via knock out.
Velasquez last fought in October of 2013, and as such, the promotion will put up an interim title for the November 15 winner.