UFC 211: Henry Cejudo Removed From Card Due to Injury
By FCF Staff
The UFC has announced that Henry Cejudo will not fight Sergio Pettis on Saturday, as originally scheduled, due to a hand injury.
The flyweights had been booked to fight on the main card of UFC 211, which will take place in Dallas, Texas. Due to the short notice, no opponent will be sought as a replacement for Cejudo.
More recently, Cejudo told MMA Fighting that he hurt his hand a couple of weeks ago while sparring, but that x-rays on the hand were negative. While hitting mitts on Tuesday, Cejudo said he felt a sharp pain in his hand, and that as a result, he was sent to see a hand specialist.
The doctor concluded Cejudo “had a cyst in my wrist as well as a ruptured capsule with the possibility of a tear in the ligament. He informed me the cortisone shot could possibly do more damage than any benefit and told me it would be insane to fight. He contacted the UFC doctors and informed them that my wrist and hand were unfit to fight this Saturday.”
Cejudo’s last bout took place in December, when he lost via split decision to fellow contender, Joseph Benavidez.