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UFC 108 Cursewatch: Steve Cantwell Drops Out of Matyushenko Fight


(Steve Cantwell buckles Razak Al-Hassan‘s arm at Fight for the Troops last December. Karma’s a bitch, homey.)

And the curse keeps a-rollin’, all night long: According to MMA Weekly, former WEC light-heavyweight champ Steve Cantwell has pulled out of his UFC 108 match against Vladimir Matyushenko for reasons that are unconfirmed at the moment. Cantwell joins Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Gabriel Gonzaga, Carlos Condit, Tyson Griffin, Rory Markham, and Sean Sherk in the list of fighters who have been removed from this Saturday’s card due to health issues.

The UFC is currently looking for a replacement opponent to step in against Matyushenko. "The Janitor" was successful in his return to the Octagon at UFC 103, where he earned a unanimous decision victory against Igor Pokrajac. Cantwell had dropped his last two bouts against Luiz Cane and Brian Stann, both by decision.

Anybody ever heard of the Poltergeist curse? This is what UFC 108 feels like at this point. For the fighters who actually make it to the show intact, I fear that the horrors may be just beginning…

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eatthatvomitdog- December 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm
"For the fighters who actually make it to the show intact, I fear that the horrors may be just beginning..."
I think the great part is that we will get to see a whole bunch of fighters who are ready and just haven't had their chance to prove it.
cm40- December 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm
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Da Spied Her- December 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm
I'd pay to watch a card with all of the fighters that dropped out of UFC 108.
agentsmith- December 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm
They should just stop publicly announcing the fighters for this event, and rename it "The Magical Mystery Tour". You won't even know who's fighting until you see them step in the cage. At least that would be more interesting than this card is shaping up to be. We're already halfway there anyway.
cm40- December 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm
or DMX vs. KIMO
Clue-by-Four- December 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm
Before too long the headlining fight on this card is going to be Tim Sylvia vs. Tank Abbott.
Forrest44- December 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm
not to mention that this really messes with my UFC Fantasy card....AGAIN!
Forrest44- December 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm
this is unreal- i don't think anyone that now orders the fight should have to pay full price for it... it's completely different from when it was first announced. the only good substitute thus far is Bang Ludwig.
GetUpAndKill- December 29, 2009 at 2:16 pm
The UFC is becoming too risky to lose in...too many losses = getting cut. I think most of these guys would normally fight with their injuries prior to 2009.
CURTSAMPLE- December 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm
FIRST!! YOU KNOW WHAT, ITS GETTIN TOO EASY TO GET THE NUMBER ONE SPOT ON CAGE POTATO, SO IMMA SWITCH IT UP, TRY SUMTHIN NEW. IM GUARENTEEING, RIGHT HERE AND NOW, THAT I WILL ALSO GET THE LAST COMMENT ON THIS POST!!

CURTIS SAMPLE GIVETH, AND CURTIS SAMPLE TAKETH AWAY!!

PEACE OUT BITCHES

PS. NOBODY CARED ABOUT THIS STUPID ASS FIGHT ANYWAYS
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