San Jose's Cormier sees his UFC fight canceled

San Jose's Cormier sees his UFC fight canceled
February 13, 2014, 1:30 am
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Daniel Cormier (13-0), the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, won his first two fights in the UFC at heavyweight. (USATSI)

Anthony Garcia
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UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier, who fights out of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, will have to wait a little longer to make his debut at 205 pounds.
 
Cormier was scheduled to battle former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans on Feb. 22 at UFC 170 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. But a knee injury sustained by Evans during training forced the bout to be cancelled. The UFC announced that Cormier was also pulled form the card.
 
Cormier (13-0), the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, won his first two fights in the UFC at heavyweight, before deciding to drop a weight class in the hopes of getting a light-heavyweight title shot vs current 205-lb champion and pound-for-pound king, Jon Jones.
 
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that UFC officials predict Evans needs four weeks of rehabilitation, and are looking at potentially adding the fight to UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore. That card is currently headlined by a light-heavyweight championship match between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.

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