Live during yesterday’s UFC on FX 8, it was reported that interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao was injured and out of the UFC 161 championship main event.
When asked via text by MMA Fighting if Barao was out, UFC president Dana White said “probably.”
Barao hasn’t been officially removed from the card by the UFC as he is still listed to defend the belt against Edddie Wineland from the MTS Centre in Canada. The card is June 15, less than a month away so a decision will be required shortly.
A right foot injury is being blamed as the culprit of this fiasco.