A MILD CONCUSSION PICKED up in training means that Joseph Duffy will not take part in UFC Dublin this Saturday.
The Meenbanad native was top of the bill in the 3Arena in a lightweight contest against Dustin Poirier but picked up a strike to the head in training and was forced to withdraw.
“So sad to announce that I won’t be fighting on Saturday,” the 27-year-old, who is based in Montreal, Canada, with Tristar, said tonight.
“After a strike to the head in training I had precautionary medical tests which resulted in me being deemed not fit to fight.
“Obviously I’m absolutely gutted, I really wanted that fight and felt sharp in training. Firstly, a huge apology to Dustin. We have both put in an incredible amount of work to get ready for the fight , he’s a great fighter and I hope I get another chance to face him.
“Sorry to all my fans, friends and family who were planning to come and see me fight and who have supported me all the way. Although it’s hard to think about anything other than the disappointment right now, I can’t wait to get another fight booked in and hope to be in the octagon as soon as possible.
“Good luck to my teammate Tom Breese, thanks to my camp Tristar and to the UFC. Saturday will still be an amazing night for MMA in Ireland.”
Saturday’s new main event is at the sold-out Dublin venue is Paddy Holohan against Louis Smolka.Tags: