Wednesday, December 30, 2009
UFC 108 Curse Continues: Cantwell Out, Matyushenko In Limbo
All right, it's official. UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva somehow ran afoul of a roving band of gypsy nomads and was subsequently cursed to suffer an unprecedented number of injuries. The latest victim of this seriously bad mojo was Steve Cantwell (7-3) who, just today, pulled out of his fight for Saturday with an undisclosed injury.
Perhaps even more adversely affected is stalwart contender Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko (23-4--- Pictured Left) who has won nine of his last ten fights. At almost thirty-nine-years-old, "The Janitor" desperately needs to keep busy and keep winning if he's going to secure some big money fights before his impressive career winds to a close. A victory over Cantwell would have gone a long way toward raising his profile among UFC fans, but it was not to be. At this point, it seems unlikely that the UFC will locate another opponent for Matyushenko in time for Saturday night, but hopefully they can find a spot for him on the January 11th or February 6th cards.