The UFC 108 card that has already been hit hard by injuries
has suffered one more: Steve Cantwell is out of his fight with Vladimir Matyushenko.
It's unclear why Cantwell has been removed. A former WEC light heavyweight champion who at age 23 has already been in a number of big fights, Cantwell had been quoted as recently as a few days ago talking about his preparation and how excited he was about the fight.
UFC.com has removed both Cantwell and Matyushenko from its fight card
, although MMA Weekly reports that Matyushenko is staying ready and could still fight if a suitable replacement can be found on four days' notice.
Matyushenko vs. Cantwell was not slated to be televised on either the Spike preliminary card or the pay-per-view card, so it's not a huge loss for fans who were planning to watch from home. But it is yet another disappointment for a fight card that seems to be cursed.