It looks like fans will have to wait a little longer, five months to be exact, to witness one of most anticipated grudge matches in combat sports history.
On Tuesday, UFC official announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a torn meniscus in his knee, as well as a sprained ankle, while training for his upcoming bout against Daniel Cormier, forcing the postponement of the highly anticipated title fight. Jones will square off against Cormier on an upcoming fight card scheduled January 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
With Jones injured, UFC 178 will now be headlined by the UFC flyweight title bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and surging contender Chris Cariaso. The two were originally scheduled to meet in the co-main event of UFC 177 on August 30 in Sacramento.
UFC 178 is set to take place on September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Aside from the flyweight title fight the main card will also feature the brash Conor McGregor taking on featherweight contender Dustin Poirier in the night’s co-main event. Other key bouts include Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes in a pivotal women’s bantamweight title contender bout, Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero in a middleweight clash, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returning from an extended absence to battle Japanese star Takeya Mizugaki.