Following the news first reported by MMAWeekly.com last weekend that
"There's no way to find and opponent now, and I'll have to wait another event to fight," said Machida in the interview with Tatame. "I don't know who'll I face, UFC didn't say anything yet, only that I won't fight at UFC 89."
The removal of Machida from the card will of course fuel speculation that the Brazilian may get the opportunity to step in against another top light heavyweight such as
As for the UFC 89 card, the main event between England native
The UFC has made no official announcement regarding Machida's removal from the card, so it is still unknown at this time which undercard fight will get the bump up to the televised portion of the show.
UFC 89 will be shown via tape delay on Spike TV.