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Kurt Pellegrino vs Frank Edgar scratched from TUF 10 Finale with 'Batman' back injury

Kurt Pellegrino has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming lightweight fight against Frank Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale on Dec. 5 after suffering a back injury during training.

"The Answer" dropped the injury bomb via his official Twitter account earlier today and has since confirmed that a back injury has felled the "Batman."

This unfortunate news comes just hours after Thiago Alves was forced to withdraw from his UFC 107 fight against Jon Fitch after the "Pitbull" hurt his knee in practice. Add that to the UFC 106 cancellation by Brock Lesnar and it's been nothing but bad news since UFC 104 last Saturday night.

Edgar also hinted that a replacement bout may be in the works. Like the Alves situation in the welterweight division, there should be no problem finding a suitable replacement for Pellegrino in the talent rich 155-pound weight class.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt defeated former lightweight champion Sean Sherk at UFC 98: "Evans vs. Machida" back on May 23 for what was undoubtedly the biggest win of his career.

It’s going to be a tough challenge for whoever steps up to take Pellegrino's place.

The TUF 10 Finale will feature a showdown between the top two finalists from the Spike TV reality show as well as a potential light heavyweight war featuring Jon "Bones" Jones as he inches his way closer to contention against Matt "The Hammer" Hamill.

Stay tuned to for an update on the status of Edgar's participation in the Dec. 5 event as soon as it becomes available.

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