UFC 112: Paul Taylor scratched for 'last-minute medical issues'

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British fighter Paul Taylor (10-5), who was eager to make his lightweight debut today (April 10, 2010) at UFC 112: "Invincible," was forced off the card because of "last-minute medical issues."

The promotion made the announcement earlier this morning, scrapping his planned bout with John Gunderson (22-7).

Here are the official remarks:

"Due to last-minute medical issues, Paul Taylor has been removed from today's UFC 112 event in Abu Dhabi, scrapping his preliminary bout with the United States' John Gunderson. The fight was to be Taylor's first in the lightweight division."

Taylor was looking rebound from a unanimous decision loss to John Hathaway at UFC 105. Though an always entertaining fighter -- having been honored with three "Fight of the Night" awards -- Taylor has dropped four of his last six fights at 170 pounds, meaning the the move to lightweight was probably for the best.

He'll just have to wait a little while longer.

Hopefully, like Thiago Alves just a few weeks ago, who was pulled from his welterweight showdown with Jon Fitch because of a brain irregularity, Taylor will make a full recovery.

UFC 112 will feature two major title fights with Anderson Silva defending his middleweight crown against Demian Maia, and lightweight kingpin BJ Penn putting his belt on the line when he takes on a red-hot Frankie Edgar.

For complete UFC 112 results and play-by-play commentary click here.

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