John Hathaway forced to pull out of UFC 138 in Birmingham, EnglandPosted on October 18, 2011, 06:50 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Welterweight prospect John "The Hitman" Hathaway was forced to pull out of his UFC 138 encounter with Matt Brown due to illness. Hathaway, currently 15-1 in his MMA campaign, was last seen in a Split Decision victory over Kris McCray at Fight Night 24, told ESPN.co.uk he's totally fine with having two fights in 2011:
"It takes a lot to get ready for a fight. It's fine by me to only fight two this year, but I'll definitely try to fight three or four next year."
UFC 138 will take place on November 5th at LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will feature the first ever non-title 5-rounder between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz. Also on the card, Thiago Alves takes on Papy Abedi, Brad Pickett fights Renan Barao and Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani.
Further Reading: This weekend's UFC 137 Fight Card