Injuries Scrap Lightweight Title Bout At UFC 130
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s fight against challenger Gray Maynard at UFC 130 has been canceled after both fighters were injured during training.
Edgar’s third meeting with Maynard was slated to be the main event at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on May 28.
UFC president Dana White said Monday that Edgar has injured ribs, and Maynard has a knee injury.
Edgar and Maynard fought to a draw at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day in Las Vegas, allowing Edgar to retain his 155-pound belt. Maynard beat Edgar by decision in April 2008.
White says former light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson’s fight with Matt Hamill is now the main event at UFC 130.
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