Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Bobby Green will have to wait another day to attempt getting his eighth straight win -- fourth inside the Octagon -- as he has been forced out of his UFC 169 fight against Abel Trujillo.
According to MMA Junkie, no reason was given by the Las Vegas, Nevada - based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion for "King's" removal from the pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is set to pop off on Feb. 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.
Trujillo will now face Jamie Varner, who has agreed to accept the bout on a little over a month's notice. Jamie was last seen losing to Gleison Tibau at UFC 164: "Henderson vs. Pettis" last August via split decision.
Trujillo, on the other hand, got back on the wining track earlier this month by defeating Roger Bowling via strikes in round two at UFC on FOX 9. The fight was a rematch of their UFC Fight Night 27 bout which ended in a no-contest (NC) due to an illegal knee from Abel.
Prior to that, "Killa's" five-fight in streak was snapped by Russian juggernaut Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 160.
UFC 169 will feature a UFC bantamweight title unification fight between division champion Dominick Cruz as he takes on interim titleholder Renan Barao. In the co-main event, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo faces off against Ricardo Lamas.
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will also meet in the center of the Octagon in "The Garden State" in a pivotal heavyweight bout.
How about it Maniacs, who takes this intriguing 155-pound scrap, Trujillo or Varner?