UFC News: Lesnar vs. Coleman Scrapped

The Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Coleman fight scheduled to take place at UFC 87 in August has been scrapped. 

Mark “The Hammer” Coleman will no longer face Brock Lesnar in the UFC 87: “Seek and Destroy” co-main event after suffering a knee injury, according to UFC.com.

Minnesota product and former WWE wrestling superstar-turned mixed martial artist, Brock Lesnar, was to be showcased in a featured bout of the evening against Coleman, a recent Hall of Fame inductee and the first-ever UFC heavyweight champion.

Many fans groaned at the prospect of Lesnar taking on the elder statesman, seeing it as a mismatch to help Lesnar rebound from his submission loss during his debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81 back in February.

The UFC has promised to announce a replacement shortly.

The question will be who will face Lesnar.  I doubt they would willingly sacrifice Shane Carwin or Cain Velasquez.  Andrei Arlovski is most likely not going to be signed, but even if UFC did sign him I doubt he would fight Lesnar.  My bet would be on a guy like Justin McCully.  McCully was rumored to be fighting Lesnar a while back, but then was announced it would be Lesnar vs. Coleman.  Then McCully was rumored to be fighting Frank Mir at UFC 86, but that was scrapped due to Mir fighting Nogueira and coaching TUF 8.  Interesting…very interesting. 

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