Coleman injured, forced off UFC 87


Was this a blessing in disguise for the UFC and Brock Lesnar?

Mark "The Hammer" Coleman will no longer face Brock Lesnar in the UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" co-main event after suffering a knee injury, according to UFC.com.

Minnesota product and former WWE wrestling superstar-turned mixed martial artist, Brock Lesnar, was to be showcased in a featured bout of the evening against Coleman, a recent Hall of Fame inductee and the first-ever UFC heavyweight champion.

Many fans groaned at the prospect of Lesnar taking on the elder statesman, seeing it as a mismatch to help Lesnar rebound from his submission loss during his debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81 back in February.

The UFC has promised to announce a replacement shortly.

While it's fun to speculate that the UFC could pull a white rabbit out of its hat and announce the re-signing of deposed heavyweight Andrei Arlovski, it's doubtful the UFC would risk Lesnar's rising star with an opponent of that caliber.

Still, there is plenty of talent from which to choose. And depending on the choice, it could ultimately prove to be a better fight for Lesnar ... and the fans.

Let the rumor mill begin swirling.

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