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Injury of the Day: Costa Philippou Out of UFC on FX 8 Fight With ‘Jacare’ Due to Cut [UPDATED]

(Philippou puts an abrupt end to the Barbarian Era at UFC 155. Photo via Tracy Lee/Yahoo! Sports)

Well, it happened again. Due to a cut suffered in training*, UFC middleweight contender Costa Philippou has pulled out of his scheduled match against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, which was slated as the co-main event of UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold (May 18th; Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil). was the first to confirm the news.

Philippou is riding a five-fight win streak in the Octagon, and was going to serve as the UFC welcoming committee for Jacare, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion who has won his last three fights by stoppage, including his first-round submission of Ed Herman in January. No word yet if Souza will remain on the card against a different opponent…although the card could certainly use him. We’ll keep you posted.

Update: Souza will now face TUF 11 vet Chris Camozzi, who has built up a four-fight win streak in the UFC since January 2012. Camozzi was originally scheduled to face Rafael Natal on the UFC on FX 8 card. Natal will instead fight late-relacement Joao Zeferino, a local middleweight from Santa Catarina with a 13-4 record.

* I mean, we’re assuming it happened during training. Maybe Costa participates in underground knife fights on the weekends to pick up extra beer money. Maybe it was a freakish eyebrow-plucking accident. Maybe he got scratched by one of his pet wolverines. I don’t know. We’ll just say “cut suffered in training” for now.

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