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Rashad Evans out of UFC 205 fight with Tim Kennedy



The biggest event in UFC history suffered a decent sized hit today when a key middleweight bout was pulled from the NYC super card.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (19-5-1) was yanked from this Saturday night’s card due to an issue with his medicals. Evans was scheduled to make his middleweight debut against former 2-time Strikeforce title challenger Tim Kennedy (18-5) on the preliminary portion of this ultra stacked card. Brett Okamoto of ESPN was the first to report the story via UFC President Dana White.

Here’s Evans’ full statement on the matter via MMAFighting:

“I’m disappointed. I’m healthy. I don’t want anyone worrying about me. I’m fine, physically speaking. Never felt better. It’s just the commission and their rules. I guess they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to this.. Man, I had something special for Tim. This doesn’t change the fact that I want to fight. This doesn’t change anything for me as far as fighting. In life, if it ain’t one thing it’s another. I won’t get beat down by this.”

You can check out a audio preview of the three title fights featured on UFC 205 right here on the most recent episode of The MMA, Cats & Movies Show.

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