MMAFighting.com has learned that UFC 130 main event fighters Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard have both been forced out of their planned match up for having suffered injuries in training.
According to MMAFighting, Edgar has broken two of his ribs, while Maynard has injured his knee. The two were to contest Edgar’s lightweight championship title in a rubber match.
Maynard and Edgar have met twice before, with the first bout ending in a unanimous decision in Maynard’s favor. Their second match up, which went down this past January 1 at UFC 125, was as exciting a lightweight title fight as there has ever been and was eventually ruled a draw.
After taking an absolute beating in the first round, Edgar rallied to fight on until the end of the five-round bout.
There is no replacement bout planned; instead, the light heavyweight contest between former champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill will now take top billing, while a heavyweight contest between another former champ in Frank Mir and Roy Nelson will be pushed into the co-main event spot.
UFC 130 is scheduled to be held this May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.