Joe Lauzon pulls out of UFC 180 to leave PPV in chaos

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Lightweight fighter and crowd pleaser, Joe Lauzon is out of his fight with Diego Sanchez - dealing another huge blow to the card.

Lauzon, who is the all-time leader in post-fight bonuses, has pulled out of the event for an, as of yet, undisclosed reason but it leaves the UFC reeling. They've already suffered a huge change to their main event, with Mark Hunt replacing Cain Velasquez in the main event as well.

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Year of the injury continues

It hasn't been a good year for the UFC at all with injuries, they've had to cancel a PPV  for just the second time in their history after Jose Aldo got injured ahead of the proposed UFC 176.

UFC 177 suffered a huge hit when Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones was injured and had to reschedule his fight with Daniel Cormier, who had been drafted in to replace the injured Alexander Gustafsson.

With Velasquez's injury, it severely weakened the UFC 180 card as it is but having Sanchez vs. Lauzon was a bright spot for the main card.

Now that's gone as well and the Mexican fans will clearly grow restless and the UFC might just be forced to bring in a big name on very short notice like Donald Cerrone of perhaps even, Conor McGregor to fight Sanchez.

Last minute replacement for Sanchez?

Both those fighters are known for be ready to throw down whenever, wherever and McGregor has been very vocal in his pursuit of a fight with Sanchez and establishing himself in the lightweight division.

He's already the focal point of the featherweight division and he isn't even champion there yet but he has set himself on the task of being the first two-weight UFC champion, so it's a start at least.

Either way, it'll be the third opponent for Sanchez, who was initially supposed to face Norman Parke, before Lauzon had to replace him as well and he's going to want some good money for this fight.

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