Yet that's exactly what happened to former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Wes Sims, who was booked to throw down with fellow marooned heavyweight Tim Sylvia at a planned Adrenaline MMA show on March 20 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Sims is coming off a "Miami" beatdown at the hands of Bobby Lashley just last month. Although he's won three of his last four (the exact opposite of Sylvia), he did not compete at all in 2009 except for his stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 10, where he was quickly submitted by Justin Wren.
In addition, "A Whole Show" already owns a TKO loss to "The Maine-iac" when the two met at "Superbrawl 38" in December of 2004.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion tweeted the update earlier this morning.
"Damm u guys know more about me then I do they said he sucks. So I can't fight him cause it's a mismatch."
Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato today confirmed with MMAmania.com that Sims was indeed shot down for the proposed bout -- but that former UFC heavyweight Brandon Lee Hinkle was given the green light to compete.
Interestingly enough, Hinkle has also dropped three of his last four, including a TKO loss to Chris Tuchscherer last March in North Dakota.
Sims is expected to remain on the card against former TUF contestant Kerry Schall.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for further updates regarding the upcoming Adrenaline MMA show as they develop.