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Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

Bellator 131: Tom DeBlass Withdraws Due to Massive Cut, Says MMA Career on Hold

Tom DeBlass (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

For the second time this fall, Tom DeBlass has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled fight with “King Mo” Lawal due to injury.

DeBlass was booked to face Lawal at Bellator 131, which will go down on November 15th in San Diego. The light-heavyweight recently revealed on Twitter, however, that he has suffered a massive cut while training and will no longer fight.

In addition, the BJJ black belt has relayed that he’s putting his MMA career on hold.

@kingmofh sometimes life throws unexpected things our way. Accidental headbutt did just that two weeks before my fight with @kingMofh this cut is deep and bad. This cut is taking me out of the fight with Mo. As soon as it’s touched in the fight it will bust open. I know so many of you wanted to see this so I apologize, and I felt so great ,as we know injuries happen in MMA and we fighters take the worst of it. Regarding Mo, we already spoke and he’s one of the most respectful guys I’ve talked too. We already spoke of training together when I’m healed. As far as MMA is concerned I’ll never say never, but I can say right now I’m focusing on competing Jiu-Jitsu and improving my Academy. I have no plans to fight right now. Thank you to my manager Danny Liguori for everything and Bellator for being so awesome, you may see me back in there one day. But for now let’s win some more Jiu-Jitsu title

DeBlass was also scheduled to fight Lawal in September, but the 32 year-old fighter had to pull out after incurring a knee injury.

No replacement for DeBlass has been announced yet by Bellator.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:30 pm
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