The bad news keeps rolling in for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during its most important week of the 2016, as current Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been forced out of his title fight with Wilson Reis at UFC 201 on July 30 from Atlanta, Georgia.
According to a report by Combate (confirmed by MMA Fighting), Johnson sustained an injury and will be unable to defend his 125-pound championship for the ninth time. The champion known as "Mighty Mouse" just disposed of former undefeated Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo back at UFC 197 via first-round TKO.
This is unfortunate news for Reis who seemingly locked down a title shot since Johnson has practically demolished the rest of the division over the past few years. It's likely that his fight with "Mighty Mouse" will be rescheduled, but you truly never know.
The severity of Johnson's injury or a relative timetable for his return have not been announced.
UFC 201 will go on as planned and will be headlined by a highly-anticipated title fight between current UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and powerhouse Tyron Woodley.