Here we go again.
Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been injured in training and is no longer fit to compete against fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 alum Brendan Schaub at the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 event scheduled for July 27, 2013 at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
MMA Fighting brings word that "Meathead" will tangle with "The Hybrid" at a later date.
The recently suspended Mitrione (6-2) kept himself employed with a brutal first-round knockout win over Philip De Fries at the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event earlier this year in Sweden. His lights-out performance over the struggling Brit snapped a two-fight losing streak.
Speaking of which...
Schaub (9-3) also rebounded from consecutive losses by taking a unanimous decision win over Lavar Johnson during the UFC 157 pay-per-view (PPV) show earlier this year in Anaheim. While it wasn't the prettiest of victories, the former NFL'er did what he had to do to get the win and stay afloat.
For how much longer, remains to be seen.
The UFC on FOX 8 fight card will soldier on with the remaining 12 fights (reduced to five on the FX channel "Prelims). As it stands, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will put his title on the line against top 125-pound contender John Moraga, while Rory MacDonald battles Jake Ellenberger in welterweight action.
For now, anyway.