An injury to Mitrione (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has forced him out of his fight with Schaub (9-3 MMA, 5-3), which was set for the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 8 later this month. With Mitrione’s injury, Schaub will be removed from the card without a new opponent.
Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), saying the hope is that it will merely be pushed back and not canceled entirely. MMA Fighting first reported the news.
UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle. The card is headlined by a main event flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and top contender John Moraga. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Mitrione and Schaub, housemates on Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the heavyweight edition of the show, have been going back and forth on Twitter in a newly established grudge – mild as it may be.
Mitrione was going after his second straight win after back-to-back losses, his first setbacks as a pro. At UFC on FUEL TV 9 in February, he knocked out Philip De Fries in just 19 seconds. But two days later, he ran into a little trouble when he called transgender fighter Fallon Fox a “lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.” That got him a temporary suspension and a fine by the UFC. But that suspension was lifted when the fight with Schaub was announced.
Schaub is looking to build on the strength of a UFC 157 win over Lavar Johnson. He previously had dropped back-to-back fights with first-round knockout losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell.
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