The circus surrounding Bellator’s heavyweight division got a new act today when top contender Eric Prindle announced via Twitter a hand injury had forced him to pull out of this weekend’s scheduled title-fight with champion Cole Konrad. The situation marks the third time this season Prindle has seen a significant scrap laid to waste in the days leading up to it with the first two instances involving a rescheduled Season 5 tournament-final with Thiago Santos.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Prindle-Konrad will now face off on May 25 at Bellator 70.
Prindle is currently on a seven-fight winning streak including five finishes. Comparably, Konrad is a decorated wrestler who has remained unbeaten eight fights into his career. However, he hasn’t fought in more than six months and only competed a single time in 2011.
While Prindle-Konard may no longer be part of Friday night’s Bellator 65 lineup, the card still features a championship clash between 135-pound ace Zach Makovsky against rising youngster Eduardo Dantas as well as appearances from familiar faces such as Lyman Good and Kris McCray in addition to tournament action from the featherweight and bantamweight divisions.
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