The UFC booked flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson against John Moraga to headline The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas, marking the first time a TUF Finale card had ever hosted a title match. Unfortunately the status of the main event doesn't look good, and according to MMA Junkie and Keith Kizer, the bout may not happen on April 13th:
NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that a UFC official informed him that the bout may not happen. Further details on the bout's status were unavailable.
MMA Junkie's Steven Marocco said on Twitter that an injury is the likely reason for this fight being in limbo:
I can't confirm 100 percent at this point that it's an injury, but I'm pretty darn certain that's the culprit.— Steven Marrocco (@MMAjunkieSteven) February 27, 2013
...And to clarify, right now the bout's status can only be reported as in jeopardy, as UFC wouldn't comment.— Steven Marrocco (@MMAjunkieSteven) February 27, 2013
All fans can do right now is hope for the best and that the injury bug isn't the cause of losing the TUF 17 Finale main event.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Mighty Mouse is injured and the title fight is off. A new main event will be announced soon.
#Breaking: @mightymouseufc has been forced off #TUF17 card due to injury. A new main event 4 the @tufonfx Finale will be announced soon.— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) February 27, 2013