The injury bug has hit Long Island, with former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman forced to withdraw from his UFC 199 main event title fight against Luke Rockhold after getting injured during training camp.
Stepping in to face Rockhold for the UFC middleweight crown at The Forum in Inglewood, California will be a familiar face in No. 4-ranked contender Michael "The Count" Bisping.
Fresh from the biggest win of his career, a February victory over Brazilian icon Anderson Silva, Manchester, England's Bisping has won three in a row and is showing the best form of his career. “The Count,” a former Ultimate Fighter winner, also has a history with Rockhold, as he lost to the current UFC champion in November of 2014, making the longtime contender hungry for payback in his first world title shot on June 4.
In the UFC 199 co-main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Dominick Cruz defends his UFC bantamweight title against Urijah Faber in the conclusion of their trilogy.