twitter google

Patrick Cote out of UFC 83; manager says fight with Belcher was never signed

From a report at The Fight Network:

“We were still talking [to the UFC] about an opponent when Patrick fell on the ice,” Patry said. “He went for the MRI, and the doctor told him it’s sprained and he can’t train for four to six weeks – so he won’t be available to fight [in April].”

Despite published reports that Cote (12-4, 3-4 UFC) would face Alan “The Talent” Belcher (12-4, 3-2 UFC) at the UFC’s inaugural Canadian show, Patry said the fight was never signed. He also indicated he would not have approved the bout even if it had been offered, as a victory over Belcher would have done little to further Cote’s place in the UFC’s middleweight division.

“We were not going to take that fight anyway,” Patry said. “It wouldn’t make sense.”

I don’t know who Stephane Patry thinks Cote should be fighting but a fight with Belcher made all the sense in the world in the middleweight division. Tough break for the Canadian as I’m sure he was looking forward to fighting on his home turf.  Falling on some ice is some seriously ill fated stuff. Get well, Patrick.

Follow 5OZ