Sigh. UFC Fight Night 83 has taken another hit, as John Lineker has announced he’s no longer fighting Cody Garbrandt at the February 21st card. If you weren’t excited to see that bantamweight bout, well, that’s like, just your opinion man…
Yes, according to a report from Portal do Vale Tudo , Lineker is battling dengue fever, and will not fight Garbrandt as a result. So that’s understandable. The heavy handed fighter also confirmed his withdrawal via Twitter.
The UFC hasn’t announced whether it’s looking for a replacement for Garbrandt, but considering the card’s less than a week away, that could be tough.
Sunday’s event will go down at Pittsburgh’s Energy Consol Center. In the headliner, Donald Cerrone will battle Alex Oliveira (originally it was supposed to be Tim Means).