UFC.com, the UFC’s official website has posted an article confirming that Chuck Liddell has indeed pulled out of his UFC 85 clash with Rashad Evans due to injury.
According to the article, Liddell tore his hamstring last week in preparation for his bout with the TUF 2 winner(photographic proof of the very nasty looking injury is included).
UFC President, Dana White has been quoted as saying the following about Liddell’s injury, and UFC 85 in general:
“Unfortunately, Chuck Liddell tore his right hamstring during training last week, and being the warrior that he is, he still wanted to fight, which is the reason why everyone in the world loves him,”
“But I wouldn’t let anyone fight with his leg looking that way. Let him heal and come back and fight when he is 100 percent.”
“We’re adding fights to the card and rearranging it so the UK fans won’t have to worry, we’ll still be bringing an amazing card to London and the O2 Arena. The UFC always delivers.”
The article also goes on to state that a full lineup of 13 fights are being planned for the card and a new main event will be announced soon.
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