According to MMAJunkie, lightweight Sam Stout (Pictured) has withdrawn from his UFC 137 contest against Dennis Siver. The exact cause of his exit is currently unknown, but this month’s unexpected passing of his brother-in-law and longtime trainer, Shawn Tompkins, may still be weighing heavy on his heart.
No word on who might replace Stout and face Siver in the October 29th event. The 155-pounders were slated to appear in the pay-per-view portion of the festivities.
UFC 137 takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz will headline the show.
Here is the card’s revised roster if this report holds true:
Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
Dannny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares
Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen
Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Dennis Siver vs. TBD
Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo
Carlos Condit vs. BJ Penn
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)