Gunnar Nelson has announced that he’s been forced to pull out of his UFC Fight Night 130 co-main event fight with Neil Magny in liverpool on May 27th due to a knee injury.
“Unfortunately I have to withdraw from my fight against Neil Magny on May 27th in Liverpool,” Nelson wrote on Instagram. “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.”
UFC officials are now believed to be on the hunt for a replacement to step in and fight Magny on a month’s notice.