Luke Rockhold Injured, Out of Fight Against Chris Weidman at UFC 230

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced out of his co-main event fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 230 in New York on Nov. 3.

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced out of his co-main event fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 230 in New York on Nov. 3.

Sources close to the situation confirmed Rockhold was out of the fight on Friday following an initial report from ESPN.

Rockhold reportedly suffered several injuries during his training camp that were ultimately too severe to ignore and he was forced out of the fight with Weidman at UFC 230.

With Rockhold injured, Weidman is still expected to stay on the card with additional sources saying that the UFC is working on a replacement opponent although nothing has been confirmed at this time.

There are several other high profile middleweight bouts on the card including Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza against David Branch as well as Derek Brunson taking on highly touted striker Israel Adesanya.

It’s entirely possible the UFC pulls one of those fighters to ultimately face Weidman in his home state.

Unfortunately this is the second major hit that UFC 230 has taken recently after the original co-main event was scrapped following a hip injury suffered by Dustin Poirier that knocked him out of his fight against Nate Diaz.

This situation is still developing so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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