MMA Weekly is reporting that Drew Fickett has had to pull out of his June 14 welterweight title fight with Jake Shields due to a knee injury.
The news comes from EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw who was a recent guest on MMA Weekly radio.
From MMA Weekly:
“Obviously the back injury happened (to Shields) and the easiest thing to do was move him to Hawaii to fight Drew,” said Shaw in the interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “Unfortunately since then Drew Fickett has hurt his knee and he’s not going to be able to take that fight on June 14 and that will be rescheduled again.”
By “rescheduled again,” Shaw is referring to a scheduled March 29th bout between the two that didn’t go through due to Shields’ aforementioned back injury.
In addition to revealing Fickett’s injury, Shaw also announced five bouts for the June 14th show set to take place in Hawaii. The bouts are as follows:
- K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards (for EliteXC’s lightweight title)
- Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey
- Murilo Rua vs. Tony Bonello
- Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao
- Dave Herman vs. Ron Waterman
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