UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson was initially set to face off against Neil Magny in the co-headliner of the highly anticipated fight card for UFC Fight Night 130. Now Nelson has come forward with a few words on the matter.
UFC Fight Night 130 goes down May 27 inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The night’s headliner is set to see former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson goe toe-to-toe with Darren Till in a battle for division supremacy.
Speaking on his removal from the card, Gunnar Nelson has gone to Facebook to offer some details on his recent knee injury. Check it out below:
“Unfortunately I have to withdraw from my fight against Neil Magny on May 27th in Liverpool. Last weekend I injured my knee. I will undergo an operation right away and I´ll be out for 8-10 weeks. I’m sorry to my family, my opponent, my teammates, the fans and the UFC.
“This is a huge blow to me and I’m at a loss for words to describe the disappointment I am feeling. I was really feeling up for this fight, the training camp was going great and everything was just perfect until this happened. When all is said and done this is the fight business and injuries are sometimes an unfortunate part of it given the physical rigors us athletes put our bodies through. I will keep on evolving as a fighter while I’m on the sidelines and I’ll be back as soon as I can.
Unfortunately I have to withdraw from my fight against Neil Magny on May 27th in Liverpool. Last weekend I injured my…