Chris Weidman Injured — Machida Fight Rescheduled to July 5th

If you were looking forward to UFC 173’s showdown between Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman it looks like it’s going to have to wait. The UFC announced today that Chris Weidman has suffered a knee injury that will require a minor surgery. The fight has now been pushed back to July 5th in Las Vegas. This means that UFC 173 will get a new main event. We wish Chris Weidman a speedy recovery, we hear that injuring your leg can suck. [source]

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Lyoto Machida on May 24. Weidman suffered a knee injury that will require minor surgery and his bout with Machida has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5. A new main event for UFC 173 on May 24 will be announced in the days to come.