Former title contender Anthony Johnson has been forced out of his scheduled fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago.

Arie Helwani of was the first to report the news.

Johnson (21-5) was last seen walking away with a violent first round knockout over Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 18 in January. Prior to this win, ‘Rumble’ laid waste to Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September. This got “Rumble” back into the win column after suffering a third round submission loss at the hands reigning champion Daniel Cormier in their main event title fight at UFC 187.

Teixeira (24-4) is coming off a violent first round knockout over Johnson’s teammate and former champion Rashad Evans at UFC on FOX 19 last month. This marked his third straight stoppage win after scoring dominant second round TKO over Patrick Cummins and  a third round submission of Ovince Saint Preux.

There is no word on who will replace Johnson agaisnt Teixeira

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