UFC 108 News: Staph Forces Gabriel Gonzaga Out Of Fight With Junior Dos Santos

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Updated: November 25, 2009
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The traditional New Years UFC show takes another hit, Gabriel Gonzaga is forced to withdraw from his UFC 108 fight with Junior Dos Santos due to a Staph infection.

“The hits keep coming for the UFC, Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva. The fellas have to scrounge up a quality heavyweight to fight Junior Dos Santos Jan. 2 in Las Vegas at UFC 108. White confirmed that Gabriel Gonzaga is off the card because of staph infection.[Yahoo]”

The obvious replacement would be Cain Velasquez , who is also looking for an opponent after Big Nog Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fell ill to Staph.

For the latest on UFC 108, check out our UFC Rumors section.

6 Comments

  1. rory

    November 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Give him cain! somebody who can take jds down, see how he is on his back. but if stays standin i realli see jds knocking cain into the back row. The guy reminds me of a young mike tyson with the power he has in both hands

  2. tom

    November 26, 2009 at 1:00 am

    gay.l.Cain vs DO santao

  3. BJJ Brown Belt

    November 26, 2009 at 2:17 am

    What is up with all the medical cancellations lately? From Karo's mental issues, to Lesnar's intestines, staph infections, flu…it has never been this bad. I think that they are doing to many shows and when a big name has to pull out, there is nobody left because some have recently fought, some will be a card right after the one they are now trying fill, some are injured, etc. I was not impressed with the last 2 UFCs at all. Bad events are gonna happen but I have never seen two in a row this bad. Dana must be feeling more and more threatened by Strikeforce with all of these bad shows and injuries.

    If Cain is not able to fight or if he gets hurt, who will they put up against JDS? Lesnar and Nog are out due to medical issues. Mir and kongo are set to go in an upcoming match, I don't think that they want to touch Carwin until they get more info on Lesnar, who is left? Has anyone heard anything about Heath Hearing? Todd Duffee is injured as well. Cro Cop just fought JDS. Antoni sucks. Ben looked bad against Cain. Mike Russo? Cain is the only viable option. The UFC is sweating bullets in hopes that he takes it because there are no other options and they can't conitnue to put on shitty shows.

  4. Hall

    November 26, 2009 at 3:04 am

    I told yall there is a pandemic going around in the UFC heavyweight division. Stay away Fedor

  5. STEVEO

    November 29, 2009 at 2:06 am

    this just in every fight is off until 2011……this is getting ridiculous

  6. Ross

    November 29, 2009 at 4:50 am

    oh well just means loads more quailty matchs to come in the future when they get fit.

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