Photo of Urijah Faber via Sherdog.com.
With UFC on FX 3: "Johnson vs. McCall" dominating the Friday night news feed and Manny Pacquiao's shocking split decision loss to Timothy Bradley monopolizing the rest of the weekend, you may have missed the update to the UFC 149 fight card in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"Junior" was forced to withdraw due to injury, putting his 145-pound title fight against Erik Koch on hold for the time being. The promotion then opted to yank "The California Kid" and his opponent, Renan Barao, from the UFC 148 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas and send them to the Scotiabank Saddledome just a few weeks later (July 21, 2012).
Faber breaks it all down for ABC News 10:
"I'm really not happy about all the changes, but there is nothing I can do. The worst part about it I had a lot people coming to support me (in Las Vegas), because I had been promoting the same date for the past four months. I was really happy to be a part of that. But my event is going to be awesome as well. Barao and myself have a chance to be fight of the year."
The (somewhat) good news is the UFC Bantamweight Interim title will still be on the line. Hear more from Faber on fighting for the gold, his (second) change in upcoming events and a whole lot more, after the jump.
To see the reworked UFC 149 fight card and line-up click here.