It is not a good birthday for UFC lightweight Gray Maynard. His bout with Frankie Edgar, a rematch of their January draw, has been postponed as both fighters have suffered injuries. The fight is expected to take place in August or September.
WEC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis was considered for a fight with Maynard until injury sidelined him. As planned, Pettis will fight Clay Guida on "The Ultimate Fighter" finale in June.
"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 HeavyMMA.com. "It sucks that he got injured, because it kinda puts the whole lightweight division back on standstill. "
That moves the Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Matt Hamill bout into the main event, and Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story onto the pay-per-view. Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres and Tim Boetsch vs. Kendall Grove will air on Spike TV.
This puts a damper on what was a top-heavy card. The other pay-per-view bouts include Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson, Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve, and Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann. Though there are exciting bouts, the card doesn't have anywhere near the same firepower as UFC 129, the card that broke records weeks ago in Toronto.
- Gray Maynard
- Anthony Pettis
- Clay Guida