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Chris Wilson Out of UFC 98 Due to Unapproved Medicals

(Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Chris Wilson‘s month just went from incredibly awful to unbelievably terrible. As if getting home-invaded and robbed of all his valuables by Brazilian marauders wasn’t bad enough, the Team Quest welterweight now can’t even earn the money to replace what he lost. Bad, bad tidings from his blog:

After several months of training, tapering for the fight, dieting, traveling and even cutting half of my weight the day before weigh-ins my fight [against Brock Larson] has been canceled. The Nevada State Athletic Commission did not approve some of my medicals and we couldn’t hussle them all out in time despite last minute physicals, blood tests, international conference calls and even a little prayer. No joke, I really prayed.

I’ve been told that I would likely be put on the earliest possible show in any slot that opens at welterweight. That is little relief since I was ready now and need the money but it will have to do. Mike Pyle is stepping in to replace me at the last minute. Mike is a great guy and a great fighter and it’s nice to see him get in the UFC, just not at my expense. I wish him the best though because he deserves it and is a friend.
My apologies to Brock about the last second change and my congratulations on your new baby. Sorry again to my friends, family and fans. It is a very disappointing situation but I will be even more prepared for my next fight. When it rains it pours…

Sherdog passes along word that Wilson’s lazy-ass doctor was to blame:

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed…that Wilson was unable to complete the necessary medical paperwork for the bout in time. Kizer said the commission’s physician began contacting Wilson’s doctor, based out of California, about two weeks ago to get further verification on some documents already submitted. Kizer said the doctor did not return multiple phone calls, and the commission doctor also left a message with the doctor’s assistant. “There was no negative finding on Chris at all,” said Kizer, who called the substitution a “done deal.” “We were only requesting more detailed medical information.”

Damn, bro. Condolences. This MMA life is never easy — believe us, we know. On the bright side, Larson vs. Pyle should be a killer fight. You probably already know Larson from his his previous stints in the UFC and WEC, and his successful UFC return fight against Jesse Sanders in April. He holds an impressive 25-2 record (17 wins via submission), with his only losses coming against Jon Fitch and Carlos Condit. Xtreme Couture product Mike Pyle has fought for nearly every major organization outside of the UFC, racking up a 17-5-1 record (15 wins by submission) in the IFL, WEC, EliteXC, Strikeforce, and Affliction. He’s currently on a four-fight win streak, most recently defeating Brian Gassaway by armbar at Night of Combat II.

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Poo Flinger- May 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm
Chris should schedule an MMA bout against his doctor.
831 Son- May 22, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Fucking tired of the immature fags that take other peoples names. What kind of dumb shit is that. Fucking queers you all will get beat.
T1- May 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Double grappler fight !? count me in.

4inch4skin- May 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Both Kadumels can go suck a big old foreskin.
NateGetsIrate- May 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm
OK CP, i got a new top 7 list for you. Ready? "Top 7 Kadumel Hey-Check-Me-Out Moments"
Kadumel- May 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm
To the douchebag pretending to be me.

Lets get something straight I am a fighter and you most definately are not, I would destroy you and we both know it. I am tired of engaging in these trivial arguments with you. Its just a name asshole get over it, are you that attached to my great name that you cant come up with your own? Get a life. Ben's please ban this asshole.
just some dong- May 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Not sure about this, but I think this PPV must have seen more changes by now than any other UFC event. There have been shitloads of swap-outs due to injuries, and now this. MMA Live has a good rundown of all the guys who were supposed to fight but couldn't for whatever reaon (shit, I'm starting to sound like I work for ESPN). I can't recall them all but I know Okami was going to fight, as well as Koscheck, and there are quite a few others. Kinda loony.

TheRealKadumel- May 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm
And to top it off we can video tape it and have it available for all of CP to see.
just some dong- May 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm
If only Chris had been a "doctor" instead of a "professor"...

(Ugh, sorry.)

TheRealKadumel- May 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm
Where do you live then? What state? I see on the forums that you post you are doing grappling matches and getting ready for your first amateur fight, so let me know where you live, maybe we could debut against each other.

I live in Grand Prairie Texas. It says on the forums that you live in Texas, if that is really you and not me, so lets get it set up. How awesome would that be?
TheRealKadumel- May 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Fake Kadumel posting above you are a fucking dickhead. Goto the forums and create a name and see if you can explain why you are the real kadumel, you cock smoker.

Man I wish the Bens could see your IP address and cross-reference it to my name on the forums.
Kadumel- May 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm
yeah that definately sucks for Chris, bet he finds a new doctor.