Ivan Menjivar on fight with Mike Easton: I just want to have a beautiful fight

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber were opposing coaches on the first live season of The Ultimate Fighter. Thee season would culminate in a rubber match between both coaches. It was slated to be the biggest grudge-match of the bantamweight division and had the full force of UFC’s marketing machine behind it; until trajedy struck.Cruz was forced out due to an ACL injury and Faber was told that Michael McDonald was injured and that Renan Barao didn’t want to leave Brazil to fight him, leaving Faber with the

Mike Easton injury results in Renan Barao vs. Ivan Menjivar bout

A training camp injury to Mike Easton has resulted in changes being made to two upcoming UFC fight cards.
Easton, on a seven fight winning streak, was originally set to face Yves Jabouin at the UFC on Fuel 3 card. Jeff Hougland, who has a nine fight winning streak of his own, will replace Easton on that card, moving from UFC 148, where he had been scheduled to face Renan Barao.
Barao, 28-1-0-1, will now face Ivan Menjivar at UFC 148, in a fight that MMAFighting.com is reporting may very well decide who