daniel cormier_ufc182UFC 197 just took a massive hit. Daniel Cormier has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 197 title bout against Jon Jones.

The news was first reported by BJ Penn.com and also confirmed by MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani. The bout was set to take place on April 23 in Las Vegas at UFC 197.

The co-main event was the UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo. It’s unclear what fight will serve as the main event as the UFC has not commented on the news at this time.

This is the first time Daniel Cormier has pulled out of a MMA bout due to injury. The bout was thought to have been in jeopardy regardless earlier this week, since Jon Jones was arrested on a probation violation.

However, the UFC announced that Jones would remain on the card, but that was before the Cormier injury news broke.

Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for news on the matter when it becomes available.

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