Daniel Rodriguez Pulls Out From Neil Magny Fight Due To Injury

Daniel Rodriguez has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 212 match-up with Neil Magny next weekend due to an elbow infection.

“Got a little bit of bad news. Woke up this morning, elbow f****** throbbing,” D-Rod said on Instagram. “I had this cut, this little cut since my last fight, and it got infected, which kind of spread. So it looks like I’m out of the fight, man, due to a MRSA infection we’re guessing. But yeah, looks like I won’t be fighting next Saturday. But I’ll be back in November, hopefully still the same opponent or whoever, hit me up, two weeks’ notice.”

The 35-year-old Rodriguez’s last fight had seen him take on a new opponent in Li Jingliang on just a day’s notice after a major reshuffle of the UFC 279 main card, and he emerged victorious by way of a split decision verdict.

That was D-Rod’s fourth win in a row, having also beaten Mike Perry, Preston Parsons and Kevin Lee in the past year-and-a-half to take the No.14 spot on the welterweight rankings.

Rodriguez had originally been scheduled to fight Kevin Holland at UFC 279, and it was a fight that Holland was known to still be looking for, though he’s just signed up for a main event fight with Stephen Thompson instead.

At this stage it’s not clear whether the UFC will just hold Magny back until D-Rod is fit again, or if they’ll look for a short-notice replacement to keep him on a UFC Fight Night 212 card that will be headlined by Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo.

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