Thiago Silva Out Of UFC 149
Posted on 01 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Thiago Silva has been forced to pull out of July's UFC 149 event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada due to injury. He was supposed to face off with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (20-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC). UFC President Dana White has stated that the promotion wants newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to replace Silva, but Rua reportedly wants nothing to do with the fight. Here is what he had to say…
"With Thiago hurt, we turned to Glover and asked him to go right back in to fight 'Shogun' at UFC 149. But 'Shogun's' people are adamantly refusing to take the fight. They want nothing to do with Glover.
Shogun' wants nothing to do with Glover. But that's the fight Lorenzo and I are trying to put together."