Rory MacDonald Forced out of UFC 123 with Knee Injury
Top Canadian Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 123 bout against Matt Brown due to a knee injury suffered in training. Sources say that MacDonald will have to undergo surgery on October 14 but will likely only be out of action for a few weeks. The match was scheduled to take place live on Spike TV as parts of the Prelims Live series.
This was to be MacDonald’s third UFC outing after an impressive debut win over fellow King Of the Cage veteran Mike Guymon with a first round arm bar victory and a heartbreaking late third round loss to Carlos Condit in which he dominated the first two rounds only to be pounded out with only 7 seconds left in the third round.
Brian Foster (14-5) from Matt Hughes H.I.T. Squad in Illinois will step in to take on Matt “The Immortal” Brown (11-9) however UFC officials have yet to officially announce the change and it is unclear whether it will remain as part of the televised preliminary cards.