A UFC fighter has been wiped off the UFC Vegas 24 card after suffering a bizarre injury during the official weigh-ins on Saturday.
The UFC Vegas 24 card lost its co-main event fight just hours from the start of the event when Drakkar Klose confirmed he had suffered a bizarre injury.
The UFC announced at the start of the broadcast on Sunday that Klose has been shut down by medical staff as a result of an unexplained injury.
Klose later confirmed in a statement he had suffered an injury following opponent Jeremy Stephens’ shove to his chest during the weigh-ins.
Klose posted his lengthy statement on Twitter, claiming he had suffered injury complications as a result of the strike to his chest.
He said he felt his hand go numb and his neck tightened up as he rehydrated and prepared during the final 24 hours before the fight.
He also said he experienced a migraine.
He said the decision not to compete was made by the UFC’s medical team.
mmafighting.com is reporting the UFC is attempting to organise a showdown between Stephens and Klose in coming months.