It was first reported by MMAFighting.com that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is injured and is out of his main event fight at UFC 206 against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. This was due to take place December 10th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Cormier was due to rematch Anthony Johnson in what would of been his second title defence. The two first went at it back at UFC 187 in May last year when Daniel Cormier won the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title. It is not known the extent of Cormier’s injury and how long he will be out for.
This is the second bout cancelled on this card after the re scheduled match between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy was called off. Anthony Johnson took to twitter to send a message to DC.
I wish nothing but the best for DC and I hope you have a full recovery champ…
— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) November 25, 2016
The UFC are yet to comment. It is unclear at this point if a replacement will be found on short notice.