It is being reported that UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck has injured his foot and will have to withdraw from his UFC 98 bout against Chris Wilson.
The news comes courtesy of MMAJunkie.com via the WrestlingObserver. The UFC is currently looking for a replacement for their May 23rd event.
The setback is rather unfortunate for Kos as he was looking to quickly get back in contention after dropping two of his last three bouts. Most recently, Paulo Thiago upset the American Top Team fighter in a convincing 1stRound TKO at UFC 95.
When the organization finds a sub for Kos, it is highly likely that the bout will be demoted to a dark match and provide the UFC with the opportunity to showcase TUF 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover in his scrap against Kyle Bradley.
Here are the fighters Rumored to be performing inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Chris Wilson vs. TBD
David Kaplan vs. George Roop
Brandon Wolff vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Houston Alexander vs. Andre Gusmao
Kyle Bradley vs. Phillipe Nover
Pat Barry vs. Tim Hague
James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries
Frank Edgar vs. Sean Sherk
Dan Miller vs. Yushin Okami
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra
Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources close to Koscheck that he broke his foot during training and will indeed have to pull out of his bout against Wilson.
Although the recovery period is not too extensive, there is no way that Kos will be able to make the May 23rd date.