This week, the UFC lost its main event from UFC 106, as Brock Lesnar had to postpone the fight with Shane Carwin due to a prolonged illness. Though a fight between Anthony Johnson and Josh Koscheck was added to 106, the event lost some star power when they lost Lesnar.
But the run of injuries and illnesses didn't end there:
-- The Thiago Alves/Jon Fitch bout for UFC 107 is off due to Alves' knee injury.
-- Erin Toughill had to pull out of her Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight with Marloes Coenen, a bout that was likely going to decide who would challenge Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Coenen will now face Roxanne Modafferi.
What happened? Did Dana White and Scott Coker have dinner under a ladder while staring into a broken mirror with a black cat criss crossing their path?
Nah. This is the consequence of having so many MMA events squeezed into a short time. In the next two months, the UFC, Strikeforce and WEC have ten events. With that many events, injuries to fighters are bound to happen.
Still, just to be sure, every MMA fighter with an upcoming bout may want to sprinkle some salt over their shoulder.