Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard at the UFC 125 weigh-ins

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard at the UFC 125 weigh-ins

On the same day that the UFC announced its new insurance coverage for fighters who are injured during training, two of their top stars went down.

The main event for UFC 130 taking place in just under three weeks is off as both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard have been forced out of the show with injuries.

The UFC announced the news on a Monday media conference call, verifying an initial report from MMAFighting.com.

According to sources close to the situation, both Edgar and Maynard suffered training injuries with the champion having injured ribs and back and the challenger dealing with a knee injury.

Edgar and Maynard were set to do battle to close out the chapter on their last fight, which ended in a draw after a five round battle.

As of now, the light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill has been bumped up to the main event, while Roy Nelson vs. Frank Mir has been moved to the co-main event on the card.

Neither Edgar or Maynard has made a statement thus far, nor has the promotion regarding when the fight could possibly happen, but it won’t be until at least some point in the summer 2011 at the earliest.

This may also cause a ripple effect for the upcoming lightweight bout between Anthony Pettis and Clay Guida, because with a win Pettis was set to take on the winner of Edgar vs. Maynard, but there’s no telling if this delay will push back his potential title shot as well.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Joe Rogan: Majority of UFC fighters are smoking marijuana

  • 15 days ago
  • 78 views

You've heard about fighters with chronic injuries, but how about just the chronic? UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, an open smoker and supporter of marijuana, took to his podcast (h/t Bloody Elbow) r read news >>

With Andre Fili injured, Tiago Trator meets Clay Collard at UFC 191 in Las Vegas

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

An injury has forced a change to a featherweight bout on next month’s UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC's No. 3-ranked bantamweight forced to undergo surgery

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Tough year for Raphael Assuncao. The No. 3-ranked bantamweight contender, who holds a win over reigning division champion TJ Dillashaw, broke his ankle last December and was expected to miss around 8 read news >>

Raphael Assuncao forced to undergo ankle surgery after all

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Raphael Assuncao's injury woes continues. The bantamweight contender will undergo surgery on his right ankle this Thursday in Atlanta, his manager Danny Rubenstein informed MMAFighting.com. Assuncao read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73 results recap: Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush fight review and analysis

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Last night (Sat., Aug. 8, 2015), Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush scrapped at UFC Fight Night 73 inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. In a pretty terrible decision, Dariush managed to g read news >>

Marlon Moraes suffered cut between eyes, required stitches two weeks before WSOF title defense

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Marlon Moraes successfully defended his World Series of Fighting bantamweight with a third-round submission over Sheymon Moraes at Saturday’s WSOF 22 in Las Vegas, but a cut almost ruined everything read news >>

Frankie Edgar won't wait for winner of Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, needs the money

  • 24 days ago
  • 304 views

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar won't be waiting for the outcome of Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor. “I’ve got three kids, man. I’m trying to make some money," says Edgar. Last month, the read news >>

Frankie Edgar Picks Aldo to Beat McGregor, Talks Future in 145-Pound Division

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

It's tough to dislike Frankie "The Answer" Edgar. The former UFC lightweight champion and current top featherweight speaks openly and honestly, rarely (if ever) resorting to hyperbole or smack talk t read news >>

Video: Frankie Edgar predicts Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, won't wait for winner

  • 25 days ago
  • 284 views

Frankie Edgar has an idea of who will win the upcoming UFC title-unification bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, but he said he’s not waiting for the winner.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

UFC 190 injuries and medical suspensions: Claudia Gadelha and Patrick Cummins facing six-month sits

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions on Monday for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 190, which took place last Sat. read news >>