Means will be unable to compete at
UFC on Fox 5 after taking a spill during his weight cut,
UFC President Dana White recently announced.
“The UFC curse strikes again,” White wrote Friday on Twitter.
Means slips in sauna and KO's himself, so now Marcus
LeVesseur vs. Abel
UFC on Fox 5 takes place tomorrow at Seattle’s Key Arena, and the
pre-fight weigh-ins begin in a matter of hours. Saturday night’s
main draw airs live on Fox’s flagship network, while the prelims
are broadcast immediately prior on FX. Benson
Henderson will put his lightweight title on the line against
“Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz in
the evening’s main event, while the co-headliner features former
champion Mauricio Rua
taking on Swedish prospect Alexander
Gustafsson in a pivotal light heavyweight showdown.
Known as “The Dirty Bird,” Means has not lost since March 2010,
posting a record of 10-0-1 in his last 11 contests. The New Mexican
made his Octagon debut this past February, outpointing Bernardo
Magalhaes before wrecking Justin
Salas in just 66 seconds four months later at UFC on FX 3.
A four-time NCAA Division III national champion wrestler,
LeVesseur, 29, has won four of his last five. “The Prospect” saw a
three-fight winning streak snapped in his UFC foray, submitting to
McKenzie’s patented guillotine choke this past May at UFC on
Fuel TV 3. However, LeVesseur responded with a victory in his most
recent outing, taking a split decision from onetime WEC
welterweight title challenger Carlo Prater
at UFC on FX 5.
Trujillo rides a four-fight winning streak into his Octagon debut,
posting a trio of victories in 2012 to earn a shot in the big show.
“Killa” was last seen on June 30, when he picked up a unanimous
decision victory over Bellator vet Frank
Carrillo under Florida’s Championship Fighting Alliance