In mixed martial arts, certain phenomena are so enormous that it encapsulates the entire year. 2009 was the year of epic expansion. 2010 was the year of the heavyweights. 2011 was the year of Jon Jones. Regardless of the action that happens inside the cage, there is little question that 2012 will go down as the year of the injury plague.
From top to bottom, nearly every card put on by the UFC has been affected by the bug. Everything from curtain jerkers to main events have fallen to the wayside, and it's been enough to cancel events and leave fans ripping out their hair.
Here is a look at the 30 biggest fights that have been cancelled in 2012 due to injury.