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Thiago Silva pulled from UFC 130 Rampage fight - Rashad Evans steps in for rematch

Best80smovieRAD2011-02-13 03:30:56 +0000 #1
seems like Thiago was pulled due to injury but he says he is fine. weird

bloody elbow

According to MMA Weekly:

Sources have indicated to MMAWeekly.com as of Wednesday that Thiago Silva has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight at UFC 130, and will be replaced by none other that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

The Team Jackson fighter wasn’t seriously injured, and was expected to be ready to come back as early as May and it looks like he’ll get his wish.

[UPDATE] via Tatame.com:

Hearing the news, we contacted Thiago Silva by phone, and the fighter was surprised. "Injured? Me? I’m very healthy and looking forward to fighting Rampage. That’s not true."

"Nobody called us about anything, the fight is on" said Conan Silveira, one of the leaders of American Top Team.
BulldogWrestler2011-02-13 03:46:54 +0000 #2
What the waht?!?!?

That's an odd piece of news if I've ever heard it.
Best80smovieRAD2011-02-13 03:36:17 +0000 #3
i dont like it if this is indeed true

i much rather see Rampage-Thiago slug it out. What are they gonna do with Thiago now? Forrest?
Loot2011-02-13 04:12:41 +0000 #4
No one told Thiago that he was injured. He's about to get Nancy Kerriganed
bhorrrr2011-02-13 05:23:59 +0000 #5
YESSSSS if this is true. I need Rampage to have a revenge fight.

I mean, it sucks if Thiago IS injured again since he's one of my top LHWs. I hope it's something minor and he'll be on a very close event. If he's not injured, this is incredibly weird because EVERYONE is reporting this right now and not just one or two random places.
Loot2011-02-13 05:55:59 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Best80smovieRAD

i dont like it if this is indeed true

i much rather see Rampage-Thiago slug it out. What are they gonna do with Thiago now? Forrest?

Same here....I'd rather see Rampage/Thiago.

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