According to a report from BJ Penn.com, and a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, Cormier has been forced to withdraw from UFC 197 due to injury. The UFC has not made any official announcement regarding the reported injury.
So, obviously this is a huge blow to UFC 197, when you consider the card is approximately three weeks away. The co-headliner will feature flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson taking on Henry Cejudo, so it will be interesting to see if the UFC tries to get a replacement opponent for Jones, or if they proceed with the card as is.
UFC 197 will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.