UFC 184 Loses Jacare/Romero, Jacare has Pneumonia

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  1. CC27

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    A highly anticipated middleweight matchup has been knocked from next month’s UFC 184 card due to pneumonia.

    The illness has taken Ronaldo Souza (21-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC) out of his fight against Yoel Romero (9-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC). UFC officials made the announcement Thursday night, saying the fight is expected to be rescheduled for a later date.

    Featuring a pair of championship matchups with UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman facing Vitor Belfort and UFC women’s bantamweight title holder Ronda Rousey facing Cat Zingano, UFC 184 takes place Feb. 28 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view.

    “Jacare” Souza has won seven straight fights since losing his Strikeforce middleweight title to Luke Rockhold a little more than three years ago, and six of those seven wins are by stoppage. Since coming to the UFC in the merger with Strikeforce, he has a “Submission of the Night” win over Chris Camozzi, a TKO of Yushin Okami, a decision win over Francis Carmont, and in September, a “Fight of the Night” submission of Gegard Mousasi.

    Souza sits at No. 4 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie middleweight rankings, while Romero is at No. 8.

    Romero will put his unbeaten UFC record on the line when the two eventually meet. He went a perfect 3-0 in 2014 with a pair of “Fight of the Night” wins. In January, he stopped Derek Brunson in the third round of a big comeback to win his first bonus of the year. And after a decision win over Brad Tavares in April, he stopped Tim Kennedy in the third round at UFC 178.

    The win over Kennedy was a controversial one. Romero was saved by the bell in the second round and wobbled back to his corner. When the third round started, he didn’t get up from his stool, and there was confusion over who was to blame over his stool not being removed in a timely manner, conceivably giving him extra time to recover after the punishment he took late in the second. But just 38 seconds in the third, he stopped Kennedy with a TKO.

    The UFC 184 now includes:

    Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title
    Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano – for women’s bantamweight title
    Jake Ellenberger vs. Josh Koscheck
    Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
    Tony Ferguson vs. Yancy Medeiros
    Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz
    Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh
    Roman Salazar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto
    Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts
    James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro
    Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres
     
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    Over a dozen cancelled matchups and we're just halfway through Jan.
     
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    Shut the front door.

    That sucks.
     
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    omfgggg and im going to this card.

    fmllllll
     
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    Aw man

    This card went from being stacked to losing 2 great fights. It's still a good card but man it could've been huge.
     
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    Well that a heapin helpin of excrement!!

    :icon_evil
     
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    Calling Tim Kennedy...
     
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    God Dammit! Was looking forward to that one
     
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    Oh fuck here we go. That was a very important fight. this is bullshit
     
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    Get Cowboy Cerrone to move up and fight Romero!!
     
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    LOFnL! This is so damn typical now.
     
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    Booooooooooooo
     
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    Makes the most sense.
     
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    fixed your typo. U r well cum.
     
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    Damn...
     
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    He'd regret taking that call.
     
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    My god. I was looking forward to this fight more than Zingano vs Ronda to be completely honest. Oh well, Pnemonia isn't anything to fuck with so I would rather Jacare recover than fighter all messed up.
     
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    Really sucks, the card lost Big Foot/Mir and Yoel/Jacare. Was stacked.

    Guess they figure two big title fights, Kos/Jake, Holm, its still big enough to do well but man that sucks.
     

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