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By: Chris Taylor



UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 181 title fight with Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC).

UFC officials broke the news yesterday, stating that Weidman had suffered a broken hand in training.

Weidman was last seen in action at July’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas, where he earned a hard-fought unanimous decision win over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

Meanwhile, Vitor Belfort hasn’t stepped foot in the octagon since scoring a knockout win over Dan Henderson in November of 2013. The former UFC champion has won 3 fights in a row, with all three wins coming by head-kick knockouts.

UFC president Dana White announced on twitter that the Weidman vs. Belfort fight will now take place in February 2015.

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