According to The Fight Network, the UFC has already found a replacement for Patrick Cote at UFC 83. Jason Day (15-5-0) will be replacing Cote who in a strange twist of events.
Cote was the last person to beat Day prior to Day’s four fight winning streak. Cote was forced to pull out of a fight that he never actually signed because of a knee sprain he suffered while falling on some ice.
Day’s four fight winning streak includes victories over former UFC fighters David Loiseau and Jonathan Goulet.
Day makes a lot of sense as a replacement since he is another Canadian fighter on the first UFC card up in Canada, but he still isn’t Patrick Cote.
UFC 83 sold out in about a minute once the remaining general public tickets were put on sale the other day, so Canadian fans are hyped as can be for their first UFC event but it would’ve been better with the streaking Patrick Cote on the card who has had two exciting victories over Kendall Grove and Drew McFedries.