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Chris Weidman injured, out of UFC 199 headliner

<p>The injury bug has plagued UFC 199.</p> <p>Chris Weidman, who was expected to face Luke Rockhold in a rematch for the middleweight title, has withdrawn from his upcoming headliner bout after suffering an injury. Weidman and Rockhold faced each other last December at UFC 194 when Rockhold handed Weidman his first professional defeat and captured the middleweight title.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/TalkMMA/status/732646187816394752">Talk MMA</a> was the first to break the news, which was confirmed by <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/5/17/11695498/chris-weidman-out-of-ufc-199-promotion-looking-for-replacement">MMAFighting.com</a>.</p> <p>With just over three weeks left until the event, the UFC is in search of a replacement for Weidman. Possible candidates include <a href="https://twitter.com/bisping/status/732681701168689152">Michael Bisping,</a> who is coming off of a win against Anderson Silva but already has a loss to Rockhold, and Jacare Souza, who beat Vitor Belfort last weekend. Yoel Romero expressed his interest in taking the bout as well, but his suspension doesn&rsquo;t end until July 12.</p> <p>UFC 199 will take place on June 4 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. It will be co-headlined by a bantamweight title fight between rivals Urijah Faber and current champion Dominick Cruz.</p>


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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