TMZ.com was the first to break the news early Thursday morning that UFC welterweight Thiago Alves will be forced out of his rematch with Jon Fitch at UFC 111:
“UFC’s Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves will not fight at Saturday’s UFC 111, because a CAT Scan shows an irregularity in his brain … TMZ has learned.
Thiago was scheduled to rumble with Jon Fitch on Saturday — but a pre-fight CAT Scan revealed an irregularity — a source close to 26-year-old Pitbull tells TMZ the irregularity involves an artery in the brain.
UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ he will fly Pitbull to a specialist for further evaluation. White says, ‘If it’s true, it can be career-ending.’
No one will replace Pitbull on Saturday. The headliner is Georges St- Pierre — ironically, the fighter who solidly beat Thiago in his last fight last July.”