On Wednesday, the highly anticipated welterweight fight between former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 213 on July 8 was canceled.
It was originally reported that the fight was off due to Cerrone suffering an injury. However, Cerrone has since posted a video saying that is not the case.
“Let everyone know this is not an injury. But a super bad infection in my blood,” Cerrone wrote on his Instagram page. “7 days of IV and I’ll be back at it. Working on getting the fight rescheduled.”
It has been reported that the fight could take place as early as UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.
This is the second time a fight between Lawler and Cerrone has been canceled. The two were briefly scheduled to fight at UFC 205 back in November, but Lawler withdrew from the fight due to needing more time to recover from his last knockout loss.