Travis Lutter recently suffered an injury during training and has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming middleweight bout at UFC 74: "Respect" against Ryan Jensen on August 25, according to a recent MySpace blog post.
Here's the snip:
"Saturday July 28th I was training and reagrivated a old injury. After giving my neck a chance to heal I decided I was not going to be healed in time for the fight. I would like to thank all the people that were helping me prepare for this fight and I look forward to fighting in the near future."
This is the latest setback for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season four 185-pound winner. Prior to his most recent bout against UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, the "Serial Killer" failed to make weight.
The bout was relegated to a non-title fight, which Lutter eventually lossed via triangle choke in round two.
In a recent interview on "Any Given Saturday," Lutter sounded recharged and ready to re-establish himself in the division and in the eyes of UFC fans. Unfortunately, it looks like he's going to have to wait a little while longer until his neck heals.
With UFC 74 less than four weeks out, it's unclear if the UFC will book a last-minute replacement to face Jensen, who is making his UFC debut, or proceed with just eight fights.
Check back often for more updates on this situation in the days leading up to the pay-per-view (PPV) event at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.