Isaac Vallie-Flagg UFC 156UFC lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 161 bout with Sam Stout due to a back injury.

The 35-year-old announced the news via Twitter on Wednesday.

“Sorry to the fans and @SammyJstout for having to pull out of the fight, it was honor to be matched against a guy like Sam,” wrote Vallie-Flagg.

Vallie-Flagg suffered a back and hip injury while preparing for the June 15 match-up.

“I have a compressed disk in my back and a muscle has torn off my hip waiting to hear how bad both the injuries are and if i need surgery,” he wrote.

It was already a less-than-ideal training camp for Vallie-Flagg.  When the training camp began, he received news that his father was diagnosed with cancer.

“My camp started with the news of my dad being diagnosed with cancer and being hospitalized with complications and ended with an injury,” he tweeted.

The Greg-Jackson-trained Vallie-Flagg made his UFC debut on Feb. 2 against Yves Edwards, winning by split decision.  He has won 11 of his last 12 fights.

UFC 161 takes place on June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is headlined by a light heavyweight match-up between former champion Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson.

A replacement for Vallie-Flagg has not yet been announced, and it’s unclear whether Stout will remain on the card.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Daniel Cormier Explains Injury and #AnybodyButJon Movement (Video)

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier explains how the injury occurred that forced him out of his rematch with former titleholder Jon Jones at UFC 197. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. dos Santos Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

  • 25 days ago
  • 45 views

Follow along for UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. dos Santos full results and live fight analytics. First fight is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 22 days ago
  • 107 views

UFC Fight Night 86 is scheduled for Sunday. The rare Sunday show marks the UFC's first visit to Croatia. Headlining the event is a heavyweight contest between former champion Junior Dos Santos and em read news >>

Rafael Dos Anjos Video: UFC 196 Withdrawal, Conor McGregor, and What’s Next?

  • 21 days ago
  • 34 views

Rafael Dos Anjos gave an update on his injury recovery, hinted about his next opponent, and talked about Conor McGregor and the featherweight belt. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

  • 18 days ago
  • 13 views

Follow along for UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans full results and live fight analytics. First fight is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 16. read news >>

Twitter Mailbag: Sympathy for 'The Dragon'?

  • 18 days ago
  • 35 views

In this week's Twitter Mailbag, Lyoto Machida is out of his fight with Dan Henderson due to a USADA violation, but is this one really as bad as it sounds? Plus, what does the death of a Portuguese fi read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Bout Cancelled Due to Anti-Doping Violation

  • 17 days ago
  • 22 views

A UFC on FOX 19 lightweight fight between Drew Dober and Islam Makhachev has been cancelled just 24 hours prior to fight time. read news >>

Islam Makhachev off UFC on FOX 19 vs. Dober due to potential failed drug test

  • 17 days ago
  • 19 views

TAMPA, Fla. – Saturday’s UFC on FOX 19 card continues to be a little bit cursed. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Issues Statement on Islam Makhachev Failed Drug Test

  • 16 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC has issued a statement on Islam Makhachev's anti-doping violation that forced the cancellation of his UFC on FOX 19 fight with Drew Dober. read news >>

Jon Jones Comments on Daniel Cormier's Injury, More

  • 14 days ago
  • 25 views

Jon Jones has never been shy about voicing his opinion on Daniel Cormier in the past. On Monday, the former UFC light heavyweight champion went on the record to question whether it was an injury that read news >>