Undefeated German prospect Pascal Krauss has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 138 fight against fellow welterweight John Hathaway after “Panzer” recently suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks ahead of the November 5 event in Birmingham, England.
“Having to sit out for eight months was a total nightmare and the prospect of fighting again this fall was my only silver lining on the horizon,” Krauss told Sherdog. “Being on the shelf again now is just disheartening. I just hope I can make a complete recovery one more time and come back an even stronger Panzer in 2012!”
Krauss (10-0) made his Octagon debut with a unanimous decision over Mark Scanlon in November at UFC 122 in his native Germany to improve to 10-0.
The UFC is expected to find a replacement to face Hathaway on the UFC 138 fight card. Hathaway (15-1) rebounded from his first career loss to Mike Pyle with a split decision over Kris McCray in March.
UFC 138 airs via tape-delay on Spike TV and his headlined by the first five-round non-title fight between middleweights Chris Leben and Mark Munoz.
Pictured: Pascal Krauss