Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida were scheduled to headline UFC 173 on May 24, but the fight has been postponed to July 5, the UFC announced Monday.
The UFC says Weidman suffered a knee injury that will require minor surgery. The surgery must be extremely minor, because the fight is only being delayed by six weeks.
The UFC will announce the new headliner fight for UFC 173 in the coming days.
What’s interesting is that this is the second change with the UFC 173 main event; Weidman was originally slated to fight Vitor Belfort, but he withdrew after the TRT changes to the sport.