Dana White: Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida Not Happening at UFC 140 After All

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For a little while there it looked like UFC 140 had a main event. The card already has nine bouts tentaively booked, but none of them looked like a solid headliner. At the UFC 139 press conference today in San Jose, UFC president Dana White announced that Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida would be facing off in a five-round main event fight on the December 10th card in Toronto. Great news, right? Not quite.

It turns out he was wrong and the fight won't be happening, according to a tweet he sent out after the press conference ended:

I jumped the gun on Machida vs Davis. Just found out Davis is still recovering from knee surgery. Sorry about that!
Sep 27 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

 

Dana's usually the first guy to say something similar to "Sorry but I can't announce a fight until we're absolutely sure" to anyone that asks. Then he goes and does it once and it turns out he was wrong. I'm sure fans in Toronto don't find it as funny as I do, because they still don't have a solid main event for the show. Is the Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira rematch worthy of top billing? Probably not. You'd have to think Machida's a lock for that card now, but who does he fight? It seems like all the top guys are either booked, injured, or recently suffered a beatdown.

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