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Frankie Edgar AND Gray Maynard are injured

As if waiting nearly a month for another MMA event wasn’t bad enough, the light at the end of the tunnel is now a bit dimmer: Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard at UFC 130 is off! Not only is Frankie injured, but so is Gray:

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Edgar had the more serious injury of the two, suffering two broken ribs during training, while Maynard suffered a knee injury.

Pretty crazy coincidence that both guys suffered injuries at the same time, right? Turns out that it wasn’t so much a situation where both fighters called the UFC up at the same time. Edgar bailed, and then Maynard when the UFC tried to switch the fight up:

the UFC contacted Pettis “three or four days ago” with a special request: did he want to take a bout with Gray Maynard in the main event of UFC 130?

Pettis wanted the fight.

“They were going to have me fight Maynard on that card. I said yes to that deal right away. I guess it turns out that it’s not going to happen. I’m back to fighting Guida,” Pettis told “It sucks that he got injured, because it kinda puts the whole lightweight division back on standstill.”

And it leaves UFC 130 without a main event. Stepping up to fill the void is Rampage Jackson vs Matt Hamill, a fight so meh even Rampage isn’t excited about it. But on the plus side, it sounds like there’s a decent chance Edgar / Maynard might shore up another weak card, UFC 133 in Philly. Let’s hope so, otherwise we’re only going to be getting one title fight between now and UFC Rio at the end of August.

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble says:

    I was really looking forward to this fight. I’m sure it is gonna end up sucking when it does go down, but damn if that second fight wasn’t totally awesome.

    This card is gonna do a shit number of buys. My guess it is the lowest since silva/Evans.

  • Billytk says:

    Sounds to me like Frankie had a training injury and Gray thought this was the best way to pull a Rashad without having the backlash, especially after his shit talk about Pettis

  • Letibleu says:

    Frank Mir and Big Country may save the card. Wait they are friends and hang out with eachothers wives, never mind.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    rampage is gonna fuck up that water head and this fight is gonna blow cats behind dumpsters, like frick. The other fights on the card dont sound too bad

    Mir vs Nelson… i bet this ends up on the feet

    Struve vs some guy… ko for struve

    Stann vs Santiago… hard to say bit santiago has to be a favorite since he was like the best MW for a while

    Alves vs Story… alves misses weight and is out wrestled again

    prelims on spike

    Torres vs Johnson… how far miguel has fallen. i expect another crap fight outta him

    Grove vs Boetsch… kendell finally dies in the cage after being thrown on his head ala David heath



  • shillyer says:

    gotta pick big country. 

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble says:

    Alves is gonna fucking destroy rick story. You’re nuts Reverend.

    After seeing what Stann did to Leben, I bet he KO’s that no chin Santagio.

  • Letibleu says:

    I hope you are not eating an OHenry! or a Mr Big at this very moment. Sorry if you are.

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  • frickshun says:


    Phoenicks–>Boooooooo!! Fucker, I totes wanted to see it.

    Clint–>did you mean “cats” in a literal sense? Cuz that’s just weird.

    Now I don’t feel so bad that I’ll be away that Saturday & might miss the event……..

  • CAP says:

    Yeah too bad the Pettis/Maynard fight didn’t happen with Grays shit talk. That would get me interested. The Rampage/Hamill and Nelson/Mur fights are pretty weak match ups to carry this card.

  • frickshun says:

    They should call it “UFC 130: It’s not a joke”

  • glassjawsh says:

    should be free on spike