UnderGround Forums Koscheck Injured, Out of UFC 163 Fight With Maia

7/12/13 10:29 AM
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http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/07/josh-koscheck-injured-out-of-ufc-163-fight-with-demian-maia-in-rio

 

Josh Koscheck has been injured and forced out of his UFC 163 welterweight fight against Demian Maia next month.

UFC officials on Friday announced the news. Details of the precise nature of Koscheck's injury were not revealed. The card now will go on with 12 scheduled fights instead of 13.

Koscheck (17-7 MMA, 15-7 UFC) and Maia (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) were scheduled to meet as part of the main card of the event, which takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 3. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. UFC officials have not yet revealed which preliminary card fight will take the place of Koscheck-Maia on the pay-per-view broadcast, though it is likely a featured prelim between Brazilian Vinny Magalhaes and Anthony Perosh will be elevated to the main card.

Koscheck has dropped two straight fights, including a decision to current No. 1 welterweight contender Johny Hendricks and, most recently, a first-round TKO to Robbie Lawler. Prior to that, he had won back-to-back bouts over Matt Hughes and Mike Pierce after losing a title fight to champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 124.

Maia was looking for his fourth consecutive win and potentially the next shot at the welterweight title. Since dropping from 185 to 170 pounds, the submission specialist has won bouts against Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story and Jon Fitch.

It is not yet known if the fight will be shifted to a different date and location, or if new opponents will be found for each.

The final UFC 163 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

    Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung - for featherweight title
    Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida
    Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester
    John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
    Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

    Sheila Gaff vs. Amanda Nunes
    Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes
    Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson
    Josh Clopton vs. Rani Yahya

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)

    Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
    Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde
    Robert Drysdale vs. Ednaldo Oliveira

7/12/13 10:30 AM
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And the hits just keep on coming, card after card getting weaker and weaker cause of injuries.  This is starting to become a joke, again.  

7/12/13 10:31 AM
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Well that sucks...
7/12/13 10:32 AM
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Wow the injuries are just as bad as last year... sucks.

7/12/13 10:33 AM
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JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! Phone Post
7/12/13 10:34 AM
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Damn. That sucks. Speedy recovery to him. Phone Post
7/12/13 10:34 AM
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Noooooo!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
7/12/13 10:34 AM
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Can someone sit there guys down and tell them to stop killing each other in training?? I've never trained so maybe I should just shut the fuck up but how are these guys still not training smarter?

7/12/13 10:34 AM
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I know fans didnt like that fight but that was an important fight for this card, it gave it a solid top 3, now its 2 fights and some good undercard fights but not nearly as good.

 

and the fact they didnt move Creepy to FX is a joke. 

 

thats two cards coming up that have taken big hits.  We are back to the injury days again. 

7/12/13 10:35 AM
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Shit!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
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Who is Phil Harris? Phone Post 3.0
7/12/13 10:36 AM
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    Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester
    John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
    Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh

 

C'mon these are not PPV fights. My bank account hates me.

7/12/13 10:36 AM
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Guilherme Cruz ‏@guicruzzz 15m
 
According to @ufc_brasil, card will go on with 12 bouts, so Demian is also out
7/12/13 10:40 AM
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That card had a dump taken on it.

They maybe could have found a viable replacement. Koscheck wasn't a vital or particularly good opponent for Maia coming off a loss against Lawler. I don't have a specific name as an alternative, because I don't know who is available, but ww is the deepest division in the UFC, IMO.
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7/12/13 10:41 AM
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Yeah strange that they would pull Maia from the card... really hurts it.

7/12/13 10:42 AM
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They'll probably move Maia off this card.. who would take that fight on short notice AND in Brazil?

Mike Pierce should campaign for a shot at Maia (in the US), since it might be his one chance to jump into contender status.
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7/12/13 10:43 AM
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Who cares kos sucks anyway don't see his desire anymore Phone Post 3.0
7/12/13 10:44 AM
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Card - 

Yeah strange that they would pull Maia from the card... really hurts it.


 Ariel Helwani        ? @arielhelwani

Short notice, no available top WWs, not enough time to get a Brazilian working visa and no other top WWs on the card = no Maia at 163.
10:10 AM - 12 Jul 2013
 
7/12/13 10:45 AM
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With all these injuries... UFC really needs a backup plan for the top 3 fights of every card.

7/12/13 10:49 AM
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That is a shame, Kos was going to make me some money. Please make Maia vs Diaz now!
7/12/13 10:52 AM
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BrattMamley -

    Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester
    John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
    Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh

 

C'mon these are not PPV fights. My bank account hates me.

Truth. Phone Post
7/12/13 10:53 AM
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Leck Brosnar - That is a shame, Kos was going to make me some money. Please make Maia vs Diaz now!

you really want Diaz to lose again eh?

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Enter Jake Shields.