MMA Weekly is reporting that Curran had his hand bandaged at UFC 90 over the weekend and has since confirmed with sources that the injury has knocked him off the card. His planned drop from 145-pounds to 135-pounds will instead occur in 2009 once the injury has healed.
“The Big Frog” had won seven-straight bouts over 2006 and 2007, including notable wins over Wagney Fabiano and Rafael Assuncao, but recently dropped back-to-back fright to Urijah Faber and Mike Brown.
Curran was rumored to be facing Chase Beebe at WEC 37 on December 3rd in Las Vegas. The event is scheduled to be headlined by a bantamweight championship clash as current title holder Miguel Torres faces challenger Manny Tapia in the main event.