Cody Garbrandt Reveals Why He’s Off UFC 255 Card
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt has unveiled why he’s been removed from the UFC 255 card.
Garbrandt was scheduled to challenge Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship on November 21. The 125-pound title fight would’ve served as the main event of UFC 255. It wasn’t meant to be but Garbrandt’s flyweight title hopes are still alive.
“No Love” has been removed from the UFC 255 card. He’s being replaced by Alex Perez. At first, it wasn’t clear why Garbrandt was pulled from the event but now the reason has been revealed.
Garbrandt took to his Facebook page to let out that he has suffered a torn bicep.
I tore my bicep on Monday. The UFC decided to replace me but told me I’ll face the winner. Time to heal and stay ready….
“I tore my bicep on Monday. The UFC decided to replace me but told me I’ll face the winner. Time to heal and stay ready. Control what you can control in this life. I always count my blessings when negative things arise.”
Garbrandt last competed on June 6. He took on Raphael Assuncao in the co-main event of UFC 250. Garbrandt knocked out Assuncao with one second remaining in the second round. It was “No Love’s” first victory since December 30, 2016. Garbrandt snapped a three-fight skid.
As Garbrandt noted in his post, he has been promised the winner of Figueiredo vs. Perez.