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Brandon Vera injured, out of UFC on FX 3 rematch with Thiago Silva

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A scheduled rematch between Thiago Silva and Brandon Vera will have to wait.

UFC officials today announced that Vera has suffered an undisclosed injury, and a replacement is being sought for his light-heavyweight bout with Silva at May's UFC on FX 3 event.

The show is scheduled for May 15 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The night's main card airs on FX.

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Post #1   2/4/12 3:10:58PM   

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I don't want to jump to conclusions buuuuut...

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Here's what I thought was going to happen when I learned that Vera was fighting Thiago Silva again:

1)Vera get rematch vs Thiago Silva.
2)Vera and Silva fight.
3)Vera loses and gets injured. And cut from the UFC.


So, as far as I;m concerned, Vera just skipped a step and went straight to the injure phase. Very efficient.

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Vera injured pre-fight? On the bright side, it saves him from being injured in Octagon.

Probably see someone like Pokrajac take the fight, as a lot of the other LHW's have fights booked in the coming months.

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I don't like to wish injury on any fighter but I love this. Maybe we'll see Silva in a fight he should actually be in.

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wow must be a bad injury if he pulled out over 3 months before the fight...
I'd fake an injury if I had to fight Silva too ;)
nahhh im sure it legit, get better soon Vera so Silva can beat you down once more.

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he blew his anus out, shitting his pants that he had to fight him again.

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Oh for Christ's sake.....this isn't the greatest rematch in the world to begin with and is pretty much just a courtesy fight for both of them (prove its all in the juice or an easy fight to come back to). Just find a way to make it happen because I don't want to hear about this crap for the span of an entire season.

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This fight was going to be terrible anyway. I doubt Brandon Vera learned enough to combat the onslaught of offense Thiago Silva brought against him the first time out. The steroids may have aided Silva last January, but even a juiced-up fighter is not a superman that can destroy his opponent as efficiently as that drubbing; Thiago Silva is just better than Brandon Vera. Vera was not even close, and even though Silva had an edge with his steroids, removing the edge would still put Silva comfortably ahead of Vera in the competition of who can claim to be the better fighter.

As an aside, Thiago Silva deserves to be thrown into a fight he is not overwhelmingly favored to win. Anybody coming off a positive steroid test should not be given a tune-up fight to get rid of the rust; he forced himself out of the sport for his suspension and should be treated as if he has not missed a day. When Sonnen returned from his suspension, the UFC did not pamper him. They gave him a borderline top ten middleweight two or three wins away from a title shot. Thiago Silva should be treated no differently.

And for that reason, give Silva Alexander Gustafsson. That would be electric.

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Posted by lohmann

And for that reason, give Silva Alexander Gustafsson. That would be electric.



He's headlining against Lil' Nog on the Sweden card.

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Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by lohmann

And for that reason, give Silva Alexander Gustafsson. That would be electric.



He's headlining against Lil' Nog on the Sweden card.



Damn. I'm sure Joe Silva will figure it out. I was just dreaming.

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Posted by lohmann


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And for that reason, give Silva Alexander Gustafsson. That would be electric.



He's headlining against Lil' Nog on the Sweden card.



Damn. I'm sure Joe Silva will figure it out. I was just dreaming.



He was the first person that I thought of as well, I did some looking around at who's available to fight him, came up with Pokrajac. or Bonnar.

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I was actually really excited for this fight.

I'm sad to see it cancelled.

I think whether it was "all in the juice" is an important question.

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Is Shogun lined up against anyone?

That's a slugfest Thiago has no chance surviving.

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I say give him Hendo, I know he says he wants to waiy for a title shot, but he could smash Thiago and teach him a lesson. Shogun would work too

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