Edgar vs. Maynard III postponed until Aug or Sept due to injuries

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

Injuries have sidelined both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, forcing the cancellation of UFC 130's main event fight, MMA Fighting has learned. Edgar suffered a back injury and the UFC was considering a matching Maynard vs. Anthony Pettis, but when Maynard injured his knee the bout was scrapped.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to MMA Fighting that both fighters are out. Edgar wa

With no replacement fight, Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill will be promoted to the main event, while Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson is the co-main event.

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"All of the reports are talking about my ribs, (but) it's actually my back," Frankie Edgar told UFC.com's Mike Straka about the reason he was forced out of a UFC 130 title fight with Gray Maynard. "My back's been bothering me for quite some time. A few weeks ago, I had to take a week off so that my back could calm down, and I was trying to fight through it. I got through it, and it kept blowing out on me here and there, but then I ended up blowing out a rib last week.

"My rib kept popping in and out, and then last week, my back went out on me really bad. So I went to see a doctor, and he said I've got bulging discs, and now I'm going to go see a specialist to see what he can do about it."

"I don't know how long I'll be out," he stated. "I'm hoping surgery won't be an option right now. I'm hoping I can rehab it and get better and get back to training in a month, but I can't give you any solid answer right now as to how long I'll be out.

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The injuries that forced UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and opponent Gray Maynard out of this month's UFC 130 event aren't of the significant variety.

During a media call today, UFC president Dana White said both fighters likely will be out six to eight weeks.

Edgar suffered a rib injury while Maynard  is nursing a knee injury and healing from a facial cut that required stitches.

"It was odd timing," White said of the concurrent injuries.

They could be rebooked for a major event in August or September, according to White.

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UFC 130 takes place May 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Main Event:
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill vs. Quinton Jackson

Main Card (Pay-per-view):
265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
185 lbs.: Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story

Prelim Card (Spike TV):
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Kendall Grove
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres

Prelim Card (Possible broadcast):
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Bart Palaszewski
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo


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southpaw86 site profile image  

5/10/11 2:46 AM by southpaw86

Maynard=Jon Jones? Wtfmate?!

Elbeezy1 site profile image  

5/9/11 10:52 PM by Elbeezy1

 I just go so flaccid over here. FML

un3rgr0und site profile image  

5/9/11 10:27 PM by un3rgr0und

Holy shit, the UFC has had some really bad luck lately with Main Event guys getting injured!! You know what, I bet they did this on purpose to take advantage of that new accident insurance!! Ah HA!!

rockwell site profile image  

5/9/11 10:25 PM by rockwell

Yeah basically just bump the fights up the card 1 slot.What a load of shit.Rampage vs Hamill as Main Event????Mir vs Nelson Co-Main?????

CRBMoney14 site profile image  

5/9/11 9:42 PM by CRBMoney14

LOL at them still making this a PPV card

Jaesinn site profile image  

5/9/11 8:58 PM by Jaesinn

Maynard just lost all of his integrity and all respect I had for him! He made it so obvious!!!! Should've waited a few days at least! Come on Gray your disrespecting not only the fans by undermining our intelligence but also the UFC, and the sport of MMA!!!! WAY TOO OBVIOUS!!!!!!

NiteProwleR site profile image  

5/9/11 8:18 PM by NiteProwleR

penn vs pettis, make it happen

supersaiyan site profile image  

5/9/11 7:58 PM by supersaiyan

talk about double whammy

Better Mouse Trap site profile image  

5/9/11 7:55 PM by Better Mouse Trap

So, which one of these dudes is faking it?2 motha fuckers don't get injured at the same time, i call bullshit on this one

JBob300 site profile image  

5/9/11 7:41 PM by JBob300

This is a good card to steal.