While the recent UFC 151 debacle proved that the promotion is still not safe from its injury woes, it seems that the bad news just keeps coming. Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson has suffered an undisclosed injury and is out of his UFC 153 bout against Glover Teixeira.
UFC President Dana White broke the news via twitter today, simply saying, “Rampage is hurt and out of UFC 153 RIO. SUCKS!” No official word has been given as to what it is that has happened to the former champion, nor who shall replace him against Teixeira. “Rampage” has never been shy about competing while injured, so one is left to wonder what exactly is wrong this time out. The bout in Rio was slated to be the final UFC appearance for Jackson, who has been at odds with the company for quite some time.
MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani has reported that Quinton Jackson has suffered an elbow injury.