According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, Buddy Roberts has been forced to bow out of a planned UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson fight with Michael Kuiper. Roberts is currently sick with the flu and suffered a training injury, as well.
The report stated that UFC officials are looking for a replacement to meet Kuiper on the January 26 card from Chicago.
Kuiper (12-1) has split his two UFC appearances, defeating Jared Hamman and falling to Rafael Natal. Roberts (12-3) is also 1-1 in his brief UFC career.