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Thursday, Jul 27, 2023

AJ McKee: Staph Infection Behind Bellator x Rizin 2 Withdrawal, Posts Graphic Images

AJ McKee (left)(image via RIZIN FF)

By FCF Staff

Following the news that AJ McKee will no longer fight Patricky Freire this weekend, the former champ has revealed a nasty staph infection is behind his withdrawal.

McKee was booked to fight Freire in a quarterfinal bout of Bellator’s lightweight grand-prix, at the Bellator x Rizin 2 card Saturday in Saitama, Japan. More recently, the 28-year-old McKee shared out the comments and graphic images below.

As a result of McKee’s withdrawal, Rizin lightweight champ Roberto “Satoshi” De Souza has agreed to step up on short notice and fight Freire.

McKee (20-1) is coming off a unanimous decision win over the aforementioned De Souza, which took place on New Year’s Eve.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:47 am
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