Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was forced out of his fight against Nate Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4 due to a shoulder injury suffered in training.

Johnson’s manager Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management confirmed the injury to on Thursday.

The UFC announced that Johnson was forced out of the fight due to injury and that Rick Story would step in to replace ‘Rumble’ on the June 26 card.

According to Robinson, Johnson was rolling on the mat with a teammate when his arm got jammed up into his shoulder. Immediately, Johnson felt the pain and was unable to move his arm much after the initial injury.

Johnson went to the doctor and after undergoing an MRI, physicians revealed no tears or major damage and that he would not have to have surgery to repair anything in his shoulder.

The bad news however is that Johnson only had about 20 to 30% movement in his left arm, and he was forced to call UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and inform him that he’d be unable to fight.

Despite the injury, Johnson did his best to power through and still wanted to fight, but the shoulder limited his range of motion so badly he literally would have been fighting with one arm.

Johnson will rest the arm with no training for the next 2 to 3 weeks and then go back to the doctor to be re-evaluted to see if he can resume his training and then get a new fight.

Robinson says that Johnson is highly motivated and will fight the biggest name possible when he’s healthy and the UFC is ready to put him back to work.

Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

Rib fracture forced Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal out of Bellator 142: 'Dynamite 1' tournament final

  • 19 days ago

A rib injury forced Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal out of the Light Heavyweight tournament final at Bellator 142: "Dynamite 1" last night (Sat., Sept. 19, 2015). Lawal, 34, won his semifinal bout, defeatin read news >>

Despite rib and cartilage injury, 'King Mo' says he'd fight Fedor if asked

  • 18 days ago

After a rib injury forced him to the sidelines, “King Mo” Lawal was forced out of this past Saturday’s light-heavyweight tournament at Bellator 142. But he’s already got some potential next opponents read news >>

Ricardo Abreu says rib injury has forced him out of UFC 193 bout vs. Daniel Kelly

  • 13 days ago

It appears Daniel Kelly will be in search of a new opponent for his hometown fight at UFC 193 in Melbourne in November. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Michael Bisping out of UFC 193 with elbow injury, will undergo minor surgery

  • 9 days ago

The middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Robert Whittaker, which was set to take place at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, is off. During Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight the veteran Bispi read news >>

Surgery Forces Michael Bisping Off Record-Setting UFC 193 Fight Card

  • 9 days ago

Surgery has forced Michael Bisping off of the record-setting UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm event in Melbourne, Australia. read news >>

CM Punk's UFC debut reportedly delayed due to shoulder injury

  • 4 days ago

CM Punk fighting for the first time at the end of the year was probably a pipe dream anyway. Now, it definitely won't happen. Punk's coach Duke Roufus told on Monday that the former WWE star read news >>

CM Punk Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Shoulder and Return

  • 4 days ago

The UFC has yet to announce when CM Punk will make his debut, and the former WWE star will have to wait to get his mixed martial arts career underway after suffering a shoulder injury in training. Co read news >>

Shoulder Injury Sidelines CM Punk, Delays UFC Debut

  • 4 days ago

CM Punk hurt his shoulder during a recent training session, according to his trainer, Duke Roufus, and the injury has forced him to take some time off ahead of the former WWE star's anticipated arriv read news >>

Bellator 144 Headliner Scrapped Due to Injury

  • 2 days ago

An Eduardo Dantas rib injury has forced the cancellation of the Oct. 23 Bellator 144 main event. read news >>

Eduardo Dantas explains injury, eyes late-2015 return against Bellator champion Marcos Galvao

  • a day ago

Eduardo Dantas was forced out of a Bellator 144 main event with bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao due to an injury, and hopes to be back in action by the end of the year. The former 135-pound champ read news >>