Dominick Cruz, Vitor Belfort, Thiago Silva, Thiago Alves, Michael Bisping, Brian Stann, Jon Fitch, Jose Aldo.
All eight of these fighters have either been in a main event or co-main event in the UFC, and more often than not they are all in featured bouts on nights that they step inside the Octagon.
They’ve also all suffered an injury in the last month.
Losing so many top stars in such a short time frame is a killer for any sports organization, but in a growing promotion like the UFC, where the number of fighters that casual fans care about is hitting an all-time low, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is being forced to be very creative when finding replacement fights.
Some of the biggest potential bouts of the year have already been affected by the recent run of injuries, and all the aforementioned fighters were featured in a prominent spot on their respective former fight cards prior to the injury. And with that, let's take a look at the injuries that will affect the UFC the most.