Deron Winn has been forced to withdraw from his preliminary card fight against Julian Marquez at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 216 event in Las Vegas after an accident at the Performance Institute just days before the fight.
Winn revealed later that he’d passed out and fell down a flight of stairs, leaving the 33-year-old concussed and unable to compete.
“Hey all- yesterday at the UFC PI, I fainted and had a freak accident,” Winn said on Twitter. “I fell down the stairs, hit my head and neck pretty hard. Sustained a mild concussion.
“They rushed me to the hospital and ran a bunch of tests on me. The majority of the tests came back normal, so I’m thankful for that. Since I suffered the concussion the UFC and medical staff has decided to pull me from my fight this weekend. I am devastated. I have put so much work in these last couple months. I hope to rebook soon. Sorry to my opponent, and sorry to all (who) have invested into me this camp. I’m heartbroken. Love all.”
Winn had been heading into the fight in search of a much-needed victory after losing three of his last four fights, but will now have to focus on healing up over the holidays and starting afresh at some point in 2023.