Paul Taylor was forced off Saturday’s UFC 138 card after a car accident caused him whiplash. His opponent, Anthony Njokuani, still hopes that the two can meet up inside the Octagon when Taylor is healthy.
Taylor was rear-ended at a red light late Monday night, and with the card just a few days away, UFC officials were unable to find a replacement for him. UFC 138, which features a main event pitting Chris Leben against Mark Munoz, will be shown via tape-delay on Spike TV from England.
“I was very excited for the opportunity to fight in the UK. I am sure Paul was excited to fight on his own soil so I feel for him as well,” said Njokuani, in a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com.
Njokuani’s manager, Oren Hodak, said they will try to get the bout re-scheduled as soon as possible. Njokuani is 14-5 in his career, including a recent win over Andre Winner. Taylor holds a record of 11-6-1.