"The Road Warrior" will not be on the road to London, England, at the O2 Arena on June 7, according to MMAWeekly.com.
Goulet has to turn down a 170-pound bout, which was never made official, against undefeated English welterweight Paul Kelly.
The report indicates that Goulet pulled out due to undisclosed health concerns. However, over at TKO Xtreme, there's another story that says Goulet withdrew from the fight at the request of his new gym.
Here’s a snip:
"According to Goulet, The TriStar Gym requested that Goulet withdraw from the bout due to the short time frame given to prepare for the June 7 bout."
At the time of this report, Goulet was unable to be reached for comment. We'll try and sort this all out once more information becomes available.
Regardless of the reason behind the decision one thing is clear: Goulet is not fighting at UFC 85. And that's too bad because he really took it to a very tough Kuniyoshi Hironaka at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," earning "Fight of the Night" honors for his second round technical knockout of the Japanese product.
Goulet vs. Kelly was lining up to be a great fight -– here’s hoping Joe Silva can make it happen down the road. In the meantime, Goulet will now train at TriStar gym on a full time basis in Montreal, Canada, alongside the likes of David Loiseau and Georges St. Pierre.
That's some good company.