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Robert Drysdale reportedly out of UFC 163 with staph infection

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A staph infection reportedly will delay the UFC debut of Robert Drysdale, who's been forced off next month's UFC 163 card.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the scratch. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) could not immediately confirm the change, and as of Tuesday morning, the bout is still listed on UFC.com.

Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 163, which takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Drysdale was slotted in the Facebook-streamed preliminary card, which precede additional prelims on FX and a pay-per-view main card.

It's not clear if a replacement will be sought...

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Post #1   7/17/13 9:41:16AM   

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Damnit, I was looking forward to seeing him get at it. Hopefully he didn't contract the Mark Hunt strain of staph...

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Post #2   7/17/13 10:05:39AM   

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Damn, was looking forward to that fight

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I was really looking forward to seeing Drysdale in action.

Post #4   7/17/13 11:36:32AM   

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I'm fucking sick of injuries/illnesses, pretend or real.

Post #5   7/17/13 12:35:03PM   

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Damn it injury bug there is a handful of worse fights on this card you could have ruined!

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Damn, that sucks

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Post #8   7/17/13 6:14:04PM