UFC Light heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier suffered an injury to the interosseous membrane in his left leg forcing him out of his title fight against former UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones due to take place April 23rd. Ovince Saint Preux will now replace Cormier in the main event against Jon Jones for the interim championship.
Cormier has put out a statement via his social media –
The decision to not fight on April 23rd was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. I’ve been scheduled to fight 18 times and I have made that walk every time. I want to apologize to Jon Jones, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White and all of the UFC fans for not being able to defend my title. This truly saddens me, but as with everything else in life, it goes on. The recovery should not take very long and I can’t wait to compete and defend my title again. For all the fans, thanks for your support, I appreciate each and every one of you. DC