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.


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