23 Jul 2013 09:00:00 AM
Injury of the Day: Paulo Thiago Takes an Arrow to the Knee, Out of Gastelum Fight in August [UPDATED]
(And they *still* couldn’t find Nick Diaz. Photo via Esporte.)
The hits just keep a’ comin, Potato Nation.
Just days after we informed you that two fighters were forced to withdraw from UFC 163 due to
a crippling fear of Brazilians injury, word has been passed along that Brazilian action movie character Paulo Thiago has been forced to withdraw from his fight with TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum, scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Kampmann vs. Condit II, due to a knee injury. While Gastelum is currently without a replacement opponent for his welterweight debut, the one good thing we can take away from all this is that the UFC has already decided to abandon the “UFC on FOX Sports 1:2/XVII — 01101001″ formula in favor of the much simpler “Fight Night.” Yay….
As is usually the case when dealing with these injury reports, it’s time to start speculating. Was it a simple training injury that led to Thiago’s withdrawal? Please. PTSD related to that INSANE apartment complex raid he was involved in? Perhaps. Was Whitey Bulger involved somehow? Oh, you can bet your bottom dollar he was.
The current lineup for “UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann II” is after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS