UFC Issues Statement On Rashad Evans Being Pulled From UFC 205 Fight N

“The UFC organization was notified today that the New York State Athletic Commission has denied Rashad Evans a license to compete at UFC 205 due to a medical issue. Evans’ scheduled bout against Tim Kennedy this coming Saturday, November 12 in New York, will be removed from the fight card. However, both athletes will receive their show money. There are currently no plans to replace this bout.”

Evans underwent an MRI on Oct. 19 for an undisclosed issue, and results of that could be related to today’s news.

From MMA Fighting:

“I’m disappointed. I’m healthy. I don’t want anyone worrying about me. I’m fine, physically speaking. Never felt better. It’s just the commission and their rules. I guess they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to this.. Man, I had something special for Tim. This doesn’t change the fact that I want to fight. This doesn’t change anything for me as far as fighting. In life, if it ain’t one thing it’s another. I won’t get beat down by this.”

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