Iaquinta was scheduled to face Joe Proctor, but Proctor announced he was injured and would not make the contest earlier this week.
I have been training through an injury to my leg the past six weeks, re-injuring it again a little more seriously last Saturday. I was going to push through it and fight anyway. When I heard Joe pulled out, I decided not to fight at UFC 159 and rehab my injury back to 100-percent before taking another fight.
Iaquinta (5-2-1) has not fought since June of last year, falling to Mike Chiesa in the finals of TUF.