Diego Nunes Won’t Compete at UFC 135, Hopes to Face Manny Gamburyan in Dec

UFC featherweight, Diego Nunes has confirmed that he won’t be participating on the UFC 135 card following the recent withdrawal of “Ultimate Fighter” season five runner-up, Manny Gamburyan, adding he hopes to face him sometime in December.

Nunes, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“I won’t fight [at UFC 135] anymore. The UFC didn’t find an opponent quickly and I also got injured in training,” Nunes explained Monday to Sherdog.com. “I’m suffering with painful tendonitis in my left arm, and I also had a problem in my hometown, where some people tried to murder my father. It was the best decision [to postpone the fight] so I can travel south to see my family.”

“I think I will face him. That’s my main focus now. When I give the green light to my manager, after I’m fully recovered, I’ll talk to him and see if the UFC can match us. I would rather fight more tough and named guys, but we have this feud and it will be cool.”

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