The string of bad luck in the form of injuries for Shane Carwin continue. According to UFC president Dana White, Carwin will now be replaced in the TUF 16 finale this Dec. 15th after suffering a blown knee in training.
“WOW!! It never ends Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the TUF Finale on FX – @DanaWhite”
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Mike Kyle has hinted at being the current replacement, but is yet to be verified. Kyle responded on Twitter to White “I’ll do it.” A minute later Kyle tweeted. “I knew today would be a good day.” Insider, Helwani has also tweeted saying “scratch Josh Barnett for potential opponent.” Here is the current line-up as it stands now.
John Cofer vs. Mike Rio
Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius
Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana
Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel
Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian
Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger
Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins
Mike Pyle vs. James Head
Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard
Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario
TUF 16 welterweight finalist #1 vs. TUF 16 welterweight finalist #2
Roy Nelson vs. TBD
As the UFC looks to lock down a new opponent, we will be keeping you updated on the situation.