A torn adductor in his groin is the reason for Daniel Cormier’s withdrawal from UFC 206 in Toronto, where the light heavyweight champion was scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson in the main event.
It is expected that the injury will keep him on the shelf for around three months.
The UFC had planned to keep Johnson on the card against a new opponent, with Gegard Mousasi apparently sounded out to compete but, according to Ariel Helwani, it’s looking more and more likely that Johnson might opt to sit out and wait for Cormier to return to health before competing against him in early 2017.
Daniel Cormier’s withdrawal from the UFC 206 main event marks the 33rd main event or co-main event change in a UFC event so far this year and leaves the UFC 206 card significantly short on star power. A featherweight clash between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway is, as of now, the new main event.
Elsewhere on the card, Donald Cerrone meets Matt Brown in the welterweight division, there is also a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Do Hoo Choi and Tim Kennedy is currently scheduled to compete against an opponent to be determined.