It could have been glorious. Few things are as frustrating as finding out how great something could have been. Before it even got a chance to make headlines a fight between Rustam Khabilov and Edson Barboza has been scrapped. While no specific details were given, Khabilov's camp is placing the blame firmly on Barboza. MMABoxing.ru has the story:
Rustam Khabilov agreed to a fight against Edson Barboza at UFC 166, but the Brazilian's camp has refused to fight with the Russian and asks UFC give him another opponent.
Barboza is fresh of a two round destruction of Rafael Oliveira at UFC 162. Khabilov is coming off a second suplex induced TKO over Yancy Medeiros at UFC 159. The two lightweights had been tentatively set to square off at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. No word yet as to whether either fighter will still be appearing on the card. Stay tuned as I'm sure a new fight announcement for one of them will be forthcoming.