Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by adrenalin112, Sep 5, 2008.
i wanted to see this fight
THIAGO SILVA OUT OF UFC 89 FIGHT WITH MACHIDA
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Friday, September 05, 2008 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com [/FONT]
The upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship show in England has lost one of its marquee fighters. MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Thiago Silva has been forced out of his upcoming bout with Lyoto Machida at UFC 89 on Oct. 18 due to injury.
Thiago Silva has been very impressive in all of his UFC fights. He still sports an undefeated record in the Octagon, holding wins over fighters like Houston Alexander and Antonio Mendes.
MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources close to the fight that Silva has been dealing with a back problem that will keep him out of the bout.
With the loss of Silva, the UFC will likely try to find another solid opponent for Machida as the fight was slated to be one of the bigger bouts on the Spike TV broadcast.
No word as of this time who will replace Silva, but the UFC still has more than six weeks until the fight, giving matchmaker Joe Silva plenty of time to work on a replacement.
machida v jardine?
battle of elusivity
Could actually be a good scrap though
jardine is tied up with vera.
how long is shogun out for?
is he still with chute boxe
if so, they really need to work on injury prevention
chuck could just continue his training camp for another month. Evans won't touch him...
But yeah, I wanted to see this fight too
What about Wandy?
so his best possible match thats left is bonnar??
hes got OJ... errr rampage
I'd suggest Franklin, but he's not gonna be ready.
Fuck it.. Let him fight Griffen already.
no tanx. i dont want lyoto to hold that belt and win by elusivity submission.
better to back out then lose I guess
I think you know what' scoming
did edith get canned or something, why wasn't she at the weigh ins
LYOTO would eat Jardines lunch... and I dont want to see Technoviking cry...
Smart move... get "injured" so he can fight an easier opponent
I think its painfully obvious that Lyoto wouldnt get the decision in that fight unless he did some serious damage.
it really is the most fair and timely and logical fight.
No, he;s been at ATT for a while. His training has been going so well that he already gets his excuses out before the loss takes place.
so much ATT hate on these boards
From Junkie, RE: T.Silva Announcement
Which 205'ers a floating around right now?