A foot injury suffered in training has forced former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson out of his upcoming fight on Sept 10 against Maximo Blanco.
Sources close to the fighter confirmed he was forced out of the bout. MMAFighting.com first reported the change.
According to his Twitter account as of Aug 17, Thomson had been sparring at American Kickboxing Academy in preparation for the bout when the injury occurred.
“Crazy (Bob Cook) caught me with a vicious elbow check to my foot,” Thomson wrote. “Getting x-ray now.”
Obviously by Tuesday’s news the prognosis was not what Thomson was hoping for and his return to action will be delayed for now.
Thomson was set to get back into the cage in Sept for the first time since a loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri in Japan on New Year’s Eve 2011. Thomson took the fight on short notice, and ended up losing a unanimous decision.
Thomson’s opponent Maximo Blanco is making his Strikeforce debut, but there’s been no word on a replacement yet to step in and face him on the Cincinnati, OH card.
Joseph Benavidez today announced he has suffered an undisclosed injury, which has forced him to withdraw from his fight against Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
An injury has forced a fight to drop off the UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway fight card taking place on June 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read news >>
Injury has forced a change at Friday’s LFA 11 event, and Matthew Frincu now faces Maycon Mendonca in the night’s headlining contest.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
Injury has forced Jeremy Spoon to withdraw from a planned CES MMA 44 headliner, and a replacement opponent has been secured.Filed under: News read news >>
After an exciting card filled with spectacular finishes, the Cage Warriors 83 main event ended in an underwhelming and premature fashion when [autotag]Che Mills[/autotag] suffered a knee injury just read news >>
The UFC could soon have yet another interim title.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping still not recovered from a knee injury, UFC officials are considering an interim middleweight title fight. read news >>
A back injury will prevent UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt from defending his title against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 on July 8, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Dillashaw will instead take on flywe read news >>
It appears that Joseph Benavidez is out of his fight with Ben Nguyen. read news >>
One of the marquee British stars slated for this month’s Bellator 179 fight card in London has been forced to withdraw due to injury.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>