The trend is disturbing.
With another season of The Ultimate Fighter down, fans are left with another coaches battle that failed to come to fruition.
Vitor Belfort, who coached opposite Wanderlei Silva on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, suffered a broken hand while preparing for the bout and was forced to withdraw.
But have no fear!
Rich "Ace" Franklin has reportedly stepped in to save the day, exhibiting the consummate professionalism he has become known for over the course of his UFC career.
While a rematch between Franklin and Silva may not be the epic clash fans were anticipating to headline the UFC 147 card, it is still an interesting bout. This will pit two veterans in a fight to cement their respective legacies.
With neither fighter left with anything to prove at this stage in his career, Franklin vs. Silva II will almost certainly be a high-intensity bout that leaves the audience on its feet.
Following is a head-to-toe breakdown detailing each aspect of this legendary matchup.