UFC 180 Takes Another Hit, Joe Lauzon Pulls Out Of Match With Diego Sanchez

The UFC just can’t catch a break.

Hot on the heels of replacing Cain Velasquez with Mark Hunt at UFC 180, the card has lost another key match-up.

MMAJunkie is reporting that Joe Lauzon (11-6) has withdrawn from his lightweight showdown with Diego Sanchez (14-7), citing an anonymous source close to the fighter.

The reason for Lauzon’s withdrawal is unclear, as the MMAJunkie source declined to elaborate on why the fighter was forced to withdraw. As the announcement has been officially made, there is no word on a potential replacement for Lauzon.

On Twitter, even Sanchez seemed surprised as this will be the second time his opponent has changed (Lauzon had originally stepped in for the injured Norman Parke).

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Source: MMAJunkie.com