Bad news for the UFC 136 card: Dave "Pee Wee" Herman has been forced to pull out of his heavyweight bout with Mike Russow. The bout has been replaced by featherweights Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia in a rematch.
Most obervers, including UFC president Dana White, felt that Phan (16-9, 0-2 UFC) beat Garcia (15-7-1, 2-3 UFC) in their first meeting at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale. Unfortunately, the judges saw it for Garcia. This could be a do-or-die bout for Phan's UFC career as he's 0-2 in the UFC. Garcia is 6-6 overall under the Zuffa umbrella, including his 4-3 run in the WEC.
Herman (21-2, 1-0 UFC), a 27-year-old wrestler, made his UFC debut with a TKO win over Jon Olav Einemo in a wild brawl at UFC 131. Russow (14-1, 3-0 UFC), a 35-year-old Chicago policeman, is best known for his comeback win over Todd Duffee at UFC 114. Hopefully, Herman is not badly hurt and Herman vs. Russow will get bumped to an upcoming UFC card.