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.
— Dana White (@danawhite) November 8, 2016
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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