Officials announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is injured and will not make his co-main event bout with Daniel Cormier. The two were part of a media conference call earlier in the day, but no mention of the injury was given. Officials will not try to find a replacement for Evans, who was slated to welcome Cormier to 205 pounds.
Evans posted a picture of himself on Instagram Tuesday and described “clearing hurdles” as his current focus. He mentioned Cormier being that next hurdle.
Cormier, meanwhile, posted on Twitter:
“I’m so sad, but I wanna fight,” he wrote. “I’ve trained so hard. Chael Sonnen, Anthony Johnson, anybody. Maybe a heavyweight. Anyone please!”