Seth Petruzelli Pulled by Doctors from Bellator 68 Main Draw Bout with Carmelo Morrero



Seth Petruzelli will not compete Friday night at Bellator 68 due to illness.

“The Silverback” tweeted news of his withdrawal from the event just hours before he was set to collide with Carmelo Morrero at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

“Guys, I have unbelievable news. The doc wouldn't clear me to fight,” Petruzelli wrote. “I have been feeling sick for the past week but haven't told anyone. When the doc checked me, he said he heard wheezing and fluid in my lungs. [I] got a second doc for another opinion, and he said same thing. I am so sorry. I feel like I'm in a nightmare.”

Petruzelli’s bout with Morrero was slated to appear on the main draw, but the MTV2 broadcast will now instead feature a lightweight attraction between Marcin Held and Derrick Kennington, according to promotion officials.

A four-time UFC veteran, Petruzelli has not fought since August of last year, when he punched out one-time UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez at Bellator 48. The 32-year-old is best known for handing brawler Kevin Ferguson his first pro defeat, knocking out “Kimbo Slice” in just 14 seconds at EliteXC “Heat” in 2008.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 144 views

Bellator 122: "Koreshkov vs. McDonough" took place last Friday night (July 25, 2014) from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and the second event of the promotion's "2014 Summer Series read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

Sept. 5 will see Bellator MMA go head-to-head for much of the evening with the UFC.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 12 views

Watch the FOTN winning bout between male model Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 32 views

Watch Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 47's main card above, courtesy of FOX Sports. More Coverage: UFC Fight Night 47 results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fi read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 102 views

Check out our complete Spike TV main card preview and predictions for Bellator 122: “Cooper vs. Halsey,” which takes place from inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California this Friday nig read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 32 views

MMA vet and recent Bellator MMA “Fight Master” reality-show winner Joe Riggs is reportedly heading back to the UFC.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

Nicholas Musoke and Amir Sadollah have agreed to a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night Stockholm on Oct. 4 at the Globe Arena in Sweden. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 88 views

Winning Bellator MMA’s ill-fated “Fight Master” show didn’t earn Joe Riggs another bout in the promotion, but perhaps it played a role in the Arizona native signing with the U read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 40 views

Bellator 122: "Cooper vs. Halsey" takes place tomorrow night (Fri., July 25, 2014) from inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, featuring three tournament bouts on the Spike TV main read news >>