Gabe Ruediger forced to withdraw from Paul Kelly fight due to a groin injury

UFC lightweight, Gabe Ruediger has revealed he’s had to pull out of his UFC 123 bout with Paul Kelly due to a groin injury.

Ruediger, speaking via his official website, said:

“I’ve been training with injuries for this whole camp and I’ve been trying to just work around them. One injury that has been giving me daily issues was a groin strain. This happened about three weeks ago wrestling. I was wrapping it and just enduring the pain, but Wednesday, I was back to wrestling and my groin tore all the way through. As I laid on the mat I knew it was bad, but it wasn’t until Friday that I realized that it would be impossible to be ready for my upcoming bout.”

“I was motivated to come out and have a great performance after my last lackluster one. The fact that the UFC gave me another chance was appreciated and I wanted to make the most of it. Now, I will just rest, deal with the frustration and disappointment, heal up and get back to work. I’m hoping with proper rehab to be back as soon as possible.”

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