Wineland's injury is to his right elbow, an issue which has bothered Wineland before.
"It's a recurring injury," Wineland told The Times. "This time, it's been a little more severe than normal. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I'm pretty sure it's some kind of tendinitis. It gets to the point where I can't even pick up a bottle to take a drink. If I relax it and leave it alone for a little while, it'll go away. But as soon as I start activity again, it starts to flare up."
Wineland won the WEC bantamweight title by knocking out Antonio Banuelos at WEC 20 and lost the title in his first defense, against Chase Beebe at WEC 26. He then won two local fights in Indiana before returning in April to the WEC at WEC 40, where he lost to Rani Yahya via rear-naked choke submission.