has reportedly suffered a broken toe and will be unable
to compete against Joey
UFC on FX 6
Australian journalist Adam Ireland first reported
the news on Twitter, posting a picture of the grotesque injury on
Monday. According to Ireland, the light heavyweight will need to
undergo surgery to repair the break but hopes to return to training
in four to six weeks. The UFC has yet to announce Perosh’s
withdrawal or name an injury replacement.
UFC on FX 6 takes place Dec. 15 at Gold Coast Convention Centre in
Gold Coast, Australia, but airs in the United States the day prior
due to the time difference. “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs.
U.K.” coaches George
Sotiropoulos and Ross
Pearson will square off in the evening’s lightweight headliner,
while former Bellator middleweight champion Hector
Lombard faces Brazilian leg lock specialist Rousimar
Palhares in the co-main event.
Perosh, 40, had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his most
recent outing, when he was knocked cold in just seven seconds by
former Maximum Fighting Championship titlist Ryan Jimmo at
UFC 149. Prior to that July 21 setback, the Australian veteran
posted Octagon consecutive victories over Tom
Diabate and Nick Penner,
finishing each man inside of two rounds. Known for his ground game,
“The Hippo” has tapped out nine of his 13 career victims and has
yet to be submitted 20 professional appearances.
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