Former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good has again been derailed from his attempts to regain the title.
MMAWeekly.com sources have confirmed that Good had to withdraw from his scheduled Bellator 44 bout against Dan Hornbuckle. The bout was to serve as a qualifier to gain entry into Season 5’s welterweight tournament. Sherdog.com initially reported the withdrawal, saying that Good suffered a hamstring injury.
Good won Bellator’s Season 1 welterweight tournament to become the promotion’s inaugural 170-pound champion. He lost the belt in his first title defense to current champion Ben Askren.
Good made it to the semifinal round of this season’s tournament, but suffered a split decision loss to former Olympic Judoka Rick Hawn. He was looking to the fight with Hornbuckle to earn a slot in the Season 5 tourney to get back in the title hunt.
Bellator is currently considering its options and whether or not they will be able to find a suitable replacement to face Hornbuckle at Bellator 44 next week.