Joe Proctor has been forced to pull out of a planned UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen prelim fight with Al Iaquinta due to a training injury, MMAjunkie.com reported late Wednesday night. UFC officials are looking for a replacement, and already have an offer on the table.
Conor McGregor, who just made his UFC debut last weekend, posted on Twitter that he would be willing to accept the fight. McGregor (13-2) defeated Marcus Brimage.
“April 27th New Jersey!!! 155 lbs vs. a TUF finalist!!! WHO WANTS TO SEE IT?” McGregor wrote, directing the message to UFC president Dana White and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta.
Iaquinta (5-2-1) lost in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter last year, and has been sidelined recovering from an injury since.