It's déjà vu all over again for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 season winner, Amir Sadollah. Several reports indicate that the quirky and unlikely champion of the Spike TV mixed martial arts reality series has once again sustained a pre-fight injury and will be forced out of competition.
Sadollah was first was expected to first hook ‘em up with promotional newcomer Nick Catone at UFC 91: "Lesnar vs. Couture" on November 15. However, just four days before fight night he had to withdraw because of a leg infection. It was so severe that was hospitalized for the condition.
The middleweights were then rebooked to collide at UFC Fight Night 17 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., on February 7. But it was apparently not meant to be -- this time around Sadollah reportedly injured his clavicle.
There's no word yet on whether or not Catone will still compete on the card against a yet-to-be-named opponent. If one is available, however, the undefeated Ricardo Almeida-trained fighter may want to jump all over it because at this pace he'll never make his debut.
UFC Fight Night 17: "Lauzon vs. Franca" features the lightweight showdown between former 155-pound contender Hermes Franca and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 alum and BJ Penn pupil Joe Lauzon, as well as the highly anticipated showdown between lightweights Mac Danzig and Josh Neer.
In the only heavyweight battle of the evening, the oft-talked about Cain Velasquez will have a chance to introduce himself to the masses when he locks horns with Sarajevo native Denis Stojnic.
To check out the latest UFC Fight Night 17 fight card and rumors click here.
Thanks to Tracy Lee over at CombatLifestyle.com for the image.