It has been reported by Kevin Iole for Yahoo Sports, that the UFC 196 card will no longer be a pay-per-view card and will now air on FOX Sports One. This news was confirmed by UFC President Dana White after the card came into trouble with both main event fighters, Cain Velasquez then shortly after, Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum pulled out due to injuries.
Cain Velasquez pulled out of the bout due to a back injury and was replaced by Stipe Miocic. Shortly after the Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum told MMAFighting.com that he also was out of the bout due to a foot and back injury.
The main event will now be a bout between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson.