Although it is unclear whether or not Stout is injured, it could simply be a case of the Canadian lightweight standout needing more time to deal with the sudden passing of his best friend, brother-in-law, mentor and trainer Shawn Tompkins earlier this month before fighting his first bout without “The Coach” in his corner.
Stout’s teammate Chris Horodecki backed out of a scheduled September bout in Canada last week as well and is rumored to be having a tough time dealing with the loss of Tompkins who was like a father figure to the young fighter.
The bout will be the fourth this year for Cerrone who is 5-0 in his last five outings, including three inside the UFC Octagon.
The event will be headlined by a welterweight championship bout between former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz and UFC 170-pound kingpin Georges St-Pierre and a number one contender match between BJ Penn and Carlos Condit.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Welterweight Championship Bout
Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz
BJ Penn vs. Carlos Condit
Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione
Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone
Mirko Filipovi? vs. Roy Nelson
George Roop vs. Hatsu Hioki
Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares
Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem