Ben Rothwell out of UFC on Fox 4 bout against Travis Browne with ankle injury

Ben Rothwell will have to wait a little bit longer to make his return to teh Octagon, according to reports. Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Here we go again.

If you thought the injury bug was finally stamped out with this past weekend's cursed UFC 149 event, think again.

That's because next Saturday's (August 4, 2012) planned UFC on FOX 4 bout between heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Travis Browne has been scrapped due to an injury to Rothwell's ankle just a week and a half out from the nationally televised event (via MMA Weekly).

It's heavily rumored that former Strikeforce and IFL heavyweight Devin Cole will be taking Rothwell's place, stepping in on just 10 days' notice to take on Browne on the UFC on FOX 4 main card.

Not exactly the barnburner that was originally planned.

Rothwell was coming off a thunderous knockout of The Ultimate Fighter season 10 runner-up Brendan Schaub and was hoping to potentially enter the title picture with a victory over the undefeated Alliance/Greg Jackson-trained powerhouse.

With the loss of Rothwell, this is now the third bout from the original UFC on FOX 4 event which has had to be either scrapped or adjusted. It started with an injury to Brian Stann which pulled Hector Lombard to the UFC 149 main card, then the planned Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim bout was reworked after an injury to Etim opened the door for Jamie Varner to step in.

Now Rothwell.

So what do you think of the rumored new fight?

Will Devin Cole be a suitable replacement? Do you still expect this fight to be on the UFC on FOX 4 main card?

Opinions, please.

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