UFC middleweight contender (and unapologetic baby-choker) Alan Belcher confirmed yesterday that he won’t be able to headline UFC Fight Night 22 against Demian Maia, due to a detached retina. As he wrote:
While I was in brazil I started losing my vision in my right eye. I saw a dr that told me to go back to u.s. immediately. My friend/surgeon from biloxi got me an emergency surgery scheduled in alabama now just trying to recover. No contact for 6 weeks. Sorry to my trainers. Sorry to ufc & demian Maia, I know he has been training specifically for me. Sorry to my fans as well. As long as I get released from dr I will try to make ufn 22 to see my fans and watch the fights
In response, Demian Maia tweeted: "I dont know who will be my oponent. I think I still in the UFN 22 main event, but Im not sure. Ill let you guys know…"
In other words, Chris Leben should probably start warming up. The current lineup of UFN 22 (September 15th, Austin) is after the jump.
– Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig (LW)
– Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau (LW)
– Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller (LW)
– Efrain Escudero vs. John Gunderson (LW)
– Nick Catone vs. Tomasz Drwal (MW)
– Kyle Kingsbury vs. Jared Hamman (LHW)
– Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal (MW)
– Anthony Waldburger vs. David Mitchell (WW)