FIGHT CANCELLED! Well, if you didn’t already know I had to cancel my fight next weekend due to injury. Looks like a bulged disc in my neck but won’t know for certain till the MRI. Sorry folks. Believe me, I wanted nothing more than to roll into Germany and steal the damn show with with a crazy ass fight and fly home with a bonus in my pocket. But just wasn’t meant to be this time. As soon as I’m good to go, I do plan on getting right back to where I left off and taking the quickest fight I can find. Still have goals to meet this year and that’s not changing. Just gonna take a little longer, but still gonna get there.
A bulged neck disc is the believed culprit, and Jouban needs an MRI to confirm the damage.
Jouban (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was scheduled to face Danny Roberts (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on the event’s FS1-televised main card, which takes place July 22 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Jouban’s withdrawal was first reported by MMA-today.com reporter Max Freeman. The promotion is believed to be seeking a replacement for Roberts.
Jouban most recently appeared in the octagon in February, when he knocked out Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 28. The win snapped a two-fight skid for the 36-year-old Los Angeles resident.
Roberts also returned to the win column recently with a knockout of Oliver Enkamp in March. The 30-year-old Brit has hopscotched between wins and losses in his past four bouts.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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