Stephan Bonnar has been forced to bow out of his April fight with Matt Hamill due to an injury. Bonnar was just practicing his jiu-jitsu and heard a pop. Initially it was diagnosed a partial tear in the lateral collateral ligament, but an MRI revealed a complete tear. Bonnar will be out for six months meaning when he returns he will have not fought in one year since he beat Eric Schafer at UFC 77. No replacement has been named yet, but there is plenty of time to find a quality guy for Hamill.
Patrick Cote was scheduled to fight Alan Belcher at UFC 83. This is a bummer to the Canadian fans who would have loved to have seen Cote fight. I think it is a good thing for Alan Belcher as Patrick Cote is fighting very well lately and climbing the middleweight rankings which are open for the taking. Cote has been replaced by newcomer Jason Day. Cote suffered a sprained knee and will just be out four to six weeks.