Koch inured, forced out of UFC 143

source: mmajunkie.com

A heavily anticipated featherweight contest between Erik Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Dustin Poirer (11-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been scrapped.

UFC officials today announced that Koch was injured in training and has been forced to withdraw from the planned UFC 143 matchup.

Poirer, who requested the matchup, now waits on a new opponent.

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mmavixen site profile image  

12/21/11 10:38 PM by mmavixen

 I had such high expectations for Hioki and these Japanese fighters keep breaking my heart with their UFC fights.  I hope he does better in his next fight.

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12/21/11 1:08 PM by demonbasketball04

Damn, hope he recovers quickly and makes a return soon, love watching the Roufus boys throwdown.

LayNprayNINJA site profile image  

12/21/11 12:53 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 Glad they got Lamas to step in. I really want Korean Zombie vs. Hatsu Hioki!

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12/21/11 12:41 PM by FUTA WON(c)

 VTFU Jason. GO BULLY!!!!!

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12/21/11 12:34 PM by DowntownMB

Not at all I just pay attention to what's happening in the MMA world.He has cut down to 145 and improved a ton standing up. Two KOs in his last two fights.I think he'll eventually be back in the UFC at 145, I think he trains with Team Curran now.

mmavixen site profile image  

12/21/11 12:03 PM by mmavixen

 Ricardo Lamas is a sick replacement.  This could be FON.

Sephiroth site profile image  

12/21/11 3:14 AM by Sephiroth

 Ricardo Lamas is stepping in. Besides Zombie this is probably the best match up available. All the other top ten guys are locked up and Lamas has looked great since dropping to fw. I would not be surprised if he beat Poirier.

GoodnightWorld site profile image  

12/21/11 3:11 AM by GoodnightWorld

In any case, although I think mine is correct, I am really excited about the potential matches in the FW division. There are some SOLID talents in there, and plenty from Japan who just need the call.Awesome.

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12/21/11 3:07 AM by GoodnightWorld

Let Lamas face him. I don't think Poirer will have an answer for Rick's wrestling and strength. Do eeeett!!!

J Cov site profile image  

12/20/11 8:21 PM by J Cov

Chris Gruetzemacher?