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Wanderlei Silva Pulls Out of UFC 116 bout.

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Wanderlei Silva, who was scheduled to meet Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 on July 3, has been forced to withdraw from the card due to fractured ribs suffered in training, UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMA Fighting Tuesday afternoon.

Akiyama, who defeated Alan Belcher in his UFC debut last July, will still fight on the card, and according to White, the organization is currently working on signing his replacement. No word just yet on who that might be.

Silva (33-10-1) is 2-3 inside the octagon. He most recently defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia.



Share17 UFC 116 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the undisputed heavyweight title.

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Post #1   6/22/10 5:27:44PM   

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well this sucks, i was really looking forward to that fight. at least now i dont have to choose one to win i guess, jeez thats the best silver lining i can come up with here.

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Post #2   6/22/10 5:38:59PM   

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Doubt I will buy it now

Post #3   6/22/10 5:58:18PM   

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Soo sad why :( :(

Post #4   6/22/10 7:10:02PM   

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SOAB!

I was curious to see if Japan could finally get one over on Wandi.

btw,Wandy still would have won!

Post #5   6/22/10 7:24:12PM   

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Sad I wanted to see the fight the most
The main card is a joke now a lot of fight night type fights on it
Thank god I am not going to it!!!

Post #6   6/22/10 7:38:15PM   

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SH*T!!!!!! Im so bummed!!!

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worse news of all time.

Post #9   6/22/10 8:45:04PM   

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This is terrible news. I was really looking forward to this fight. I always look forward to Wand.

Post #10   6/22/10 10:22:08PM   

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Yeah, terrible news. But a cracked rib is f'ing horrible!!! If had one and its hard to take a deep breath. I think Chris Leben is a solid replacement on short notice and after watching him in his last fight I think he might be able to work Akiyama. Should be an exciting fight and I'll still buy the PPV because it's a solid card with some exciting fights on it.

Post #11   6/23/10 6:49:30AM