The UFC injury bug knows no bounds.
Two days after Cain Velasquez had to withdraw from his return bout to defend his heavyweight championship at UFC 180 in Mexico, another bout on the card has been bitten by the bug.
Joe Lauzon on Wednesday had to back out of his bout with Diego Sanchez due to an undisclosed injury. Then, on Thursday, the other shoe dropped. Sanchez also suffered an injury, according to UFC officials.
Now the fight has been completely scrapped. The card will proceed with 11 bouts.
UFC 180 takes place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City on Nov. 15, with Mark Hunt stepping in for Velasquez in the night’s main event. He will face Velasquez’s original opponent, Fabricio Werdum, for the interim UFC heavyweight championship.