Oezdemir Talks Broken Nose

Volkan Oezdemir’s streak of tough luck hit again this week, as an injury would force him out of his light heavyweight fight with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227.

With less than a month remaining, Oezdemir would break his nose, forcing him to the sidelines on August 4th. Oezdemir, who would have three fights be moved or cancelled in a row, recently got past some legal issues stemming from an altercation at a Ft. Lauderdale bar in 2017.

On Friday, Oezdemir would take to Instagram to apologize to his fans.

<blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BldRdOUBerP/” data-instgrm-version=”9″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”> <div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:33.55576739752145% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div> <p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BldRdOUBerP/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”>I got injured and I’m not able to fight at #UFC227 🙄 damn it! I’m really sorry for all my fans, the @ufc and my opponent @alexthemauler . This event is going to be amazing anyway. I’ll be back at 100% very soon!! #NoTime</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A post shared by <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/volkan_oezdemir/” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”> Volkan Oezdemir</a> (@volkan_oezdemir) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2018-07-20T14:48:20+00:00″>Jul 20, 2018 at 7:48am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”></script>

 

The severity of the break is unknown, also unknown who would be facing Gustafsson on August 4th in Los Angeles.

Initial Report: MMA Junkie

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