How’s that expression go? Rob Peter to screw Paul?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) cannibalized its UFC Boise fight card to fill the hole created by Al Iaquinta at UFC Lincoln, which means James Vick — booked to throw hands with Paul Felder on July 14 — now moves on to face Justin Gaethje in the Aug. 25 main event.
“Slapped in the face for the second time this year,” Felder wrote on social media. “Nothing kills your motivation like training and cutting weight for nothing. WTF. Bullshit.”
Felder was assigned to the UFC Fight Night 133 fight card after Iaquinta was yanked from their UFC 223 showdown to fill in for the weight-challenged Max Holloway. Now, just a few months later, “Ragin’ Al” strikes again.
The promotion has roughly two weeks to scare up an opponent for the 33 year-old “Irish Dragon,” who hasn’t competed since a technical knockout win over Charles Oliveira last December.