World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) may be scrambling to find a new opponent to face off against Leonard Garcia at their upcoming Columbus event on March 6 after an injured Diego Nunes was forced to withdraw from the WEC 47 fight card according to MMAWeekly.com.
The cause and extent of his injury are not known at this time.
"The Gun" was looking to rebound from the first loss of his professional career, a unanimous decision to L.C. Davis back at WEC 44: "Brown vs. Aldo" last November. Prior to that, Nunes had been perfect in two fights for the promotion in the very crowded featherweight division.
"Bad Boy" Garcia is expected to remain on the card while officials hunt for a suitable replacement. As always, we'll keep you posted as soon as anything becomes official.
WEC 47 will be headlined by a bantamweight title bout between champion Brian Bowles and top contender Dominick Cruz. Miguel Torres and Joseph Benavidez are also scheduled to hook 'em up.
For the entire "Bowles vs. Cruz" fight card click here.