The dirty little disease plaguing the sport of mixed martial arts known as staph infection has claimed yet another victim in the UFC’s heavyweight division following the news of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s recent withdrawal from his highly anticipated showdown with Cain Velasquez citing a bad case of the infection as his reasoning behind the decision.
It now looks as if Gabriel Gonzaga has been downed and is out of his expected UFC 108 bout with Junior dos Santos according to a recent report over at Yahoo! Sports‘ Steve Cofield.
Gonzaga was looking to build upon a recent TKO victory over Chris Tuchscherer following a knockout defeat suffered at the hands of Shane Carwin, while Dos Santos has gone undefeated in this stint in the Octagon, with stoppage wins over the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to his credit.
There is no news as of this writing as to a possible replacement opponent for Dos Santos at the event, but stay tuned to FiveOuncesofPain.com as we promise to keep you updated as soon as any information becomes available.