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.
From Around the Web

Related News

Lisa Ellis replaces Seo Hee Ham, meets Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

An injury has forced Seo Hee Ham off next month’s UFC Fight Night 65 card, and her planned opponent, Bec Rawlings, now meets a rival from “The Ultimate Fighter 20?: Lisa Ellis.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Yoel Romero Drops Out of UFC on FOX 15, Chris Camozzi Steps In

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

An injury has forced the planned fight between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yoel Romero to be nixed for the second time this year. read news >>

Report: Injury forces Gilbert Burns out of Norman Parke fight; Francisco Trinaldo steps up

  • 17 hours ago
  • 0 views

An undisclosed injury forced Gilbert Burns to leave his upcoming bout with Norman Parke at UFC: Fight Night 67. Franciso Trinaldo stepped up to replace him. Gilbert Burns will have to wait a little l read news >>

Eddie Ng Returns From Injury to Face Rafael Nunes at ONE: Warrior’s Quest

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

One of ONE Championship’s most popular fighters will be back in action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium when Eddie Ng returns against Brazilian lightweight Rafael Nunes. read news >>

VIDEO: Julianna Pena Details Return from Devastating Knee Injury

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out Julianna Pena talking about the devastating knee injury and her road to recovery. read news >>

Rampage Jackson’s UFC 186 Co-Main Event Bout in Limbo Until Tuesday

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Rampage Jackson is scheduled to return to the Octagon to face Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186, but a pending injunction ruling on Tuesday has the bout in limbo. read news >>

Rashad Evans on injury layoff: It's hard to sit and watch UFC pass me by

  • 25 days ago
  • 12 views

But don't count him out just yet, as "Suga" still plans to return to the Octagon this September. It's been 16 long months since Rashad Evans stepped foot inside the Octagon, and the former Ultimate F read news >>

Following WrestleMania cameo, no more scheduled WWE appearances planned for Ronda Rousey

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

If you were expecting Ronda Rousey to be on WWE shows again, Ronda Rousey's agent has squashed the possibility for now. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey surprised fans over the weekend read news >>

Eduardo Dantas vs. Mike Richman rebooked as co-main event for Bellator 137

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Eduardo Dantas vs. Mike Richman is on again. Initially scheduled for Bellator 135, the bantamweight match-up was rebooked as co-main event for Bellator 137 in Temecula, California, on May 15, the pro read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: