MMAWeekly.com sources confirmed that Rothwell is out due to a knee injury. MMAJunkie.com first reported the news, citing a team representative as saying that “Rothwell may have suffered a torn meniscus and could have an ACL injury.”
UFC officials are currently exploring possible replacements to keep Werdum on the card, which takes place on Sept. 10 at Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is lousy news for Ben and Fabricio. I am hoping the UFC calls Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis to step up on short notice and take the fight. I know Lewis just fought in July when he beat Roy Nelson but maybe he can get back in there and show the world he is top 5. That would be a pretty good fight…especially is Werdum decides to stand and bang. Of course, he is going to try and get this to the ground. I am not crazy!!!