Wanderlei Silva will no longer face off with Yoshihiro Akiyama the coming 3rd of July at UFC 116 in Las Vegas.
The Brazilian suffered a painrib injury while training for the bout.
The information was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on the MMAFighting.com website.
GRACIEMAG.com just had a chat with the staff at Wanderlei’s gym and discerned that the injury occurred last week and Wanderlei suffered pain provoking him to seek medical attention and discover he has three broken ribs.
Also according to the team member, Wand is devastated for having to pull out. A video will be posted on the Brazilian’s website this Wednesday to explain the circumstances of the fighter’s injury.