Back Injury forces me to withdraw from Dec. 5th fight vs. Frankie Edgar
I just wanted to let all my fans know publicly, that I was forced to withdraw from my upcoming fight on Dec 5th vs Frank Edgar. My back has been a problem since my last fight vs Josh Neer, and I did not give it the proper rest it deserved. I am now dealing with 3 herniated discs in my back. I know no fighter ever goes into a fight 100%. I fought with knee injuries, hand injuries, and many bumps and bruises and I have fought through it, but it was impossible to fight through this back injury. It took me over a week to come to terms with the fact that I would have to pull out of this fight. Ive never pulled out of a fight before, so it was difficult for me. I was really looking forward to this fight, I had an awesome camp set up and I am in the best shape Ive been in a while.
I am now following doctors orders, hanging on my couch for a good week or two and taking a month off from training to heal up. I will be back soon and I hope that the UFC will put together another fight between me and Frank Edgar. It will be a great fight for the fans!!