UFC 141 fight card: Matt Riddle too sick to fight Luis Ramos in Las Vegas

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 class clown, Matt Riddle, has been a last-minute scratch from the UFC 141 fight card this evening (Dec. 30, 2011) because of an undisclosed illness that has him "too sick to fight" Luis Ramos at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just broke the bad news via its official Twitter.com account.

With one less fight on the card, the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced that the start time for the under card bouts, which you can follow with live reporting and results right here, has been delayed about 45 minutes (7:30 p.m. ET).

Riddle was looking to snap a two-fight losing skid, dropping unanimous decisions to Sean Pierson and Lance Benoist, respectively, in his two most recent performances after starting with an impressive record (5-1) with the promotion.

With all of his eight mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts under the UFC banner, Riddle has been a mainstay in the welterweight division, Another defeat for "Monster Mash" could have marked the end of his UFC career, meaning it was likely better to be safe than sorry and compete at way less than 100 percent.

Be sure to check out the rest of the fights on the UFC 141 main card with our bell-to-bell, LIVE coverage of the "Lesnar vs. Overeem" pay-per-view (PPV) event right here. UFC 141 results from the under card will begin to flow very soon!

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