UFC 139: Vitor Belfort out, Wanderlei Silva to face Cung LePosted on September 21, 2011, 01:55 PM by Trent Reinsmith
UFC President Dana White broke the news via Twitter:
Vitor is injured and out of San Jose fight. Now Cung Le will fight Wandy!
Moving Wanderlei Silva into Belfort spot could be considered a bit of a surprise due to the fact that shortly after his 27-second knockout loss to Chris Leben at UFC 132, White had spoken of having to possibly “Chuck Liddell” the “Axe Murderer” into retirement.
Belfort confirmed his injury via Twitter, but said he would not be out long:
I am out of november card, I have to take care of a injury. Nothing major but the good news that the doctor says I will be ready for dec
UFC 139 will take place on November 19 from San Jose, CA’s HP Pavilion.
Photo: Wanderlei Silva at the UFC 92 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Ballroom on December 26, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Francis Specker