Injury forces Evans out of UFC 170

Rashad Evans waits to begin a UFC 167 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout against Chael Sonnen on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Evans won by TKO. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Niagara Falls native Rashad Evans will miss UFC 170 with a leg injury, the UFC announced this week.

Evans was supposed to take on Daniel Cormier in the co-main event next Saturday in Las Vegas – seen as a key bout, in his attempt to earn another title shot in the light heavyweight division.

The injury will reportedly not require surgery, but will keep him out of action for several weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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