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Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Alexander Gustafsson fight

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Luke Rockhold will be sidelined until late 2018.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

So much for that Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold fight. At least for now.

The bout, which had been discussed for what was expected to be a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, was never officially announced.

But a leg injury suffered by the former UFC middleweight champion has put those talks on ice for now, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Tuesday.

Rockhold, who suffered the leg injury last week in training, posted a graphic video in which he received stitches in the injured leg (WARNING: GRAPHIC).

Rockhold, who was knocked out by Yoel Romero at UFC 221 in his most recent bout, hopes to return to action by October. Gustafsson, for his part, has not fought since a ‘Fight of the Night’ knockout of Glover Teixeira last May 28.