Rockhold vs Weidman II at UFC 230 cancelled due to injury

Rockhold vs Weidman UFC 230 Cancelled
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The Rockhold vs Weidman rematch to air on UFC 230 will no longer be going ahead. The former UFC Middleweight Champion has sustained injuries resulting in a last minute cancellation.

Rockhold vs Weidmen is no longer taking place at Madison Square Garden for the championship’s 230th event in New York. Statements claim that Rockhold has sustained multiple injuries deeming him medically unfit to fight.

Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman UFC 230 Cancelled

Rockhold vs Weidman Rematch

Luke Rockhold, 16-4, previously defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 194 in a ground and pound 4th round TKO. Allowing Rockhold to walk away with the middleweight championship title.

The Injuries

According to Rockhold his surgically repaired left shin is housing an infection which will result in a stem cell graft insert. In addition, he has sprained his right knee and also broken his nose.

Rockhold is hoping for a speedy recovery to return in late 2018 or early 2019. Doctors have said to expect a 4 week recovery time. 

UFC 230 will go on

As of this Friday Former middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza, aka Jacare, was offered the place by the UFC. Jacare is said to of accepted the position confirmed by UFC president Dana White, which would see Weidman stay on the card.

Weidman is making it absolutely clear he wants to stay a part of UFC 230 whoever they put in front if him he will be ready.

Weidman Tweets:

“I am focused on this fight. I’ll be at MSG on Nov 3. Doesn’t matter who they put in front of me. I’m getting my belt back. My management and ufc will figure the rest out.”

“I was really looking forward to fighting Luke in this rematch but unfortunately it wasn’t in the cards this time around. This is a tough sport. I’m hoping and praying Luke makes a quick recovery and returns to good health.”

Source: Chris Weidman Twitter

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