UFC president Dana White tweeted the news earlier today saying,
“Munoz is injured & out of FOX fight! Now it’s Chael Sonnen vs Mike Bisping 1/28 & winner will fight Anderson for the title.”
The implication of a title shot is huge for Bisping, but it also yields a potentially easier matchup for Chael, who should be able to cruise to a decision over Bisping by controlling him on the ground.
This sets up an interesting bout, as Weidman is an extraordinary wrestler but may not want to take the grappling wizard Maia down.
The timing was inconvenient for this to go down, and it’s a terrible setback for Munoz, but the UFC pulled through and pieced together the card in crunch-time as they always do.