Chris Weidman out for UFC 199 middleweight title rematch with Luke Rockhold due to injury
Chris Weidman is ruled out from his much awaited rematch with middleweight champ Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. AP

CHRIS Weidman has withdrawn from his UFC 199 middleweight championship bout because of an undisclosed injury, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Weidman was scheduled to fight Luke Rockhold in a rematch from their December 2015 bout at UFC 194. Rockhold (15-2) defeated Weidman (13-1) by TKO to win the UFC middleweight title.

The UFC will now likely explore a replacement opponent for a bout that was scheduled to headline the June 4 card at The Forum in California.

Rockhold has won five straight bouts.

Weidman's withdrawal was first reported by Fox Sports.

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