Bisping injured; Boetsch to now fight Lombard at UFC 149

by Chris Palmquist | source:

Looks like the UFC's string of bad luck continues to roll. The promotion announced tonight that Utlimate Fighter winner and two-time Ultimate Fighter coach Michael 'The Count' Bisping was injured and would be unable to compete at UFC 149 in Calgary, Canada was Tim Boetsch.

Lucklily for Boetsch, another top tier middleweight, Hector Lombard, was in need of an opponent after Brian Stann had to pull out of their scheduled bout at UFC on FOX 4 in August.

The UFC confirme the news on it's offiical Twitter page:

Did you think you were done with injury news for the night? Now @Bisping is out and @HectorLombard is headed to Calgary

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GriffinQ site profile image  

6/9/12 3:03 AM by GriffinQ

Sonnen was beating Silva for 90% of their your logic-less world, does that equate to Silva no longer deserving his belt or deserving to fight #1 contenders?Okami was FINISHED by Boetsch. It wasn't a bullshit controversial decision or something. Boetsch laid him out and beat him down. Accept it and move on.

Harold_Howard site profile image  

6/9/12 2:34 AM by Harold_Howard

Exactly, stupid fucking fight

NJDan site profile image  

6/9/12 12:57 AM by NJDan

can't figure out why boetsch deserves this fight, oohh thats because he doesnt, Okami was impressively beating the shit out of him 90% of that fight. This will be an easy finish for Lombard. God dammit Stann!!

Loxly site profile image  

6/7/12 7:09 PM by Loxly

was looking forward to Boetch Bisping fight. not really a fan of Bisping but i was impressed by his fight against Chael. tell the fighters to bring a doctors note from now on...tough match-ups that aren't title shots always get killed by injuries.

sparkuri site profile image  

6/7/12 6:18 PM by sparkuri

Hector is a better match up. Far more dangerous for Boetsche, and could seriously deliver.I can't get pumped about announced fights anymore in thr TRT.They might come to fruition half the time.Now Bisping will have to Andro to recover quicker, so he can trt and get suspended for a year for his next fight.

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

6/7/12 6:13 PM by Nexuscrawlers

They should just start out with crappy matchups so when people get injured they can make the good fights

choochgas site profile image  

6/7/12 6:00 PM by choochgas

Wow. This has gotten ridiculous. You are really just rolling the dice when you buy tickets in advance for a UFC event anymore. I know the UFC brags that all their events sell out immediately, but generally, how hard is it to find tickets the night of the fights?

Leghound site profile image  

6/7/12 5:33 PM by Leghound

What's he going to do? Knock somebody out? LOL.

Kings for the Cup site profile image  

6/7/12 5:32 PM by Kings for the Cup

It's getting rediculous. Medical insurance backfire?I wouldn't mind its just all the new matchups suck!!!

Leghound site profile image  

6/7/12 5:29 PM by Leghound

brah, while I was born in the 808 I don't really speak pidgin brah, though you're probably some San Diego flatbiller faggot that speaks in pidgin one minute but talks with a Brazilian accent about acai the next