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The injury bug has struck again, this time taking out UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

According to MMAFighting, an injury has forced the champion off his UFC 206 main event bout with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson on December 10th. The UFC has not found a replacement for Johnson, but hopes to keep him on the card.

Recently, Cormier was on a morning show, Breakfast Television, where the anchor revealed he was dealing with a knee injury, but there is no indication that this particular injury is what is keeping him from defending his title.

This is the second fight this year that Cormier was forced off of due to injury, the first being UFC 197 when he was supposed to face Jon Jones. It's unknown if this is the same injury that took him out of that bout.

This is also the second fight to be removed from UFC 206. Earlier this week, Tim Kennedy announced he was looking for a new opponent due to Rashad Evans being unable to obtain a license to fight in Canada.

Perhaps Kennedy and Johnson will be matched because of their lack of opponents?

UFC 206 is set to take place in Toronto, Canada and currently has Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway as the co-main event, as well as Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown and Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi announced so far.

This would have been the second time the pair faced off. defeated Johnson at UFC 187 to obtain the UFC light heavyweight title.

Who would you like to see Johnson face at UFC 206?


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