According to MMAjunkie.com, Hacran Dias has been forced out of a planned meeting with Chad Mendes for UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. The event takes place next Friday night from Australia.
UFC officials appear to be searching for a replacement for Dias to face Mendes. The bout was expected to be part of the prelims.
Mendes (12-1) is coming off a victory over Cody McKenzie that came on the heels of his first career loss – a knockout defeat at the hands of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.