Posted On:6/22/2010 5:59pm
Wandy has pulled out of UFC 116 due to a rib injury and Chris Leben has stepped in to face Akiyama.
Big call from Leben, this will only be a 12 day layoff before the event. He was cleared by medical staff after his Aaron Simpson TKO on Saturday.
Was really looking forward to Wandy v Sexyama, oh well. This may be a better second UFC fight for Sexy but Leben is 4-2 from his last 6 UFC outings.
Posted On:6/22/2010 6:05pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
This really sucks, I had been looking forward to this fight for months.
Posted On:6/22/2010 6:32pm
Style: Kyokushin Karate / BJJ
I dunno this will still be an interesting fight, I'm bummed because I wanted to see Wandy fight again.
Oh well, hopefully he heals up quick.
Posted On:6/22/2010 6:44pm
Style: Uechi Ryu, Judo
Leben-Akiyama will be a good fight, and, I agree, maybe a better matchup. But Leben is a poor substitute for Wand.
Posted On:6/22/2010 7:07pm
Style: Muay Thai
I was lookin forward to this fight.
Posted On:6/22/2010 7:15pm
So was I.
Stop training so hard Wandy.....
Posted On:6/22/2010 11:12pm
Might still be entertaining, Leben is like a poor mans Wanderlei.
Posted On:6/23/2010 5:15am
Wanderlei is not some sort of commodity! He's got emotions. Just look at his face as a baby, heartwarming.
Posted On:6/23/2010 7:39am
My favourite incarnation of Wandy is him as a long haired teenager.
Posted On:6/23/2010 8:53am
Heh. And Leben was just telling that he's in no hurry at all to get the next fight. But who wouldn't take a co-main event spot, especially if their whole career has been mostly about gate keeping.
Incidentally I'm not too disappointed, since I've always liked Leben.
Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
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