Jimi Manuwa Posts Statement, After Withdrawal From UFC FN 137
By FCF Staff
After being forced out of a bout this Saturday with Thiago Santos, a “truly gutted” Jimi Manuwa has posted a statement.
Manuwa was supposed to face Santos in the headliner of UFC FN 137, but has withdrawn from the bout due to a torn hamstring. Eryk Anders has stepped up to take his place.
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I'm truly gutted. The day after I landed in Brazil I went for my last hard training session. During that session of sprints I tore my hamstring, and after getting it assessed in hospital, doctors diagnosed it as a severe tear greater than 50%. They told me it will be a minimum of 6 weeks recovery time. Ill be working hard everyday to get back so I can continue to put on great fights for everyone to watch. I was 100% ready and looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans in São Paulo and around the world . I made a lot of sacrifices and even missed my daughter's 10th birthday. I'm sorry Havana, I love you, Daddy is on his way home. I want to thank everyone of you for the love and support you have sent my way. Without all of you none of this is possible. I can't wait to come back and put on a show for you all. Lions eat first 🦁
UFC FN 137 will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.