The injury bug is starting to smack around the UFC with a cold, calculated vengeance. It's decided that the second half of the year is going to be a tough one to keep staffed with healthy fighters. Josh Koscheck, Matt Mitrione, Andy Ogle, Siyar Bahadurzada and Thiago Alves are but a handful of names that have had to pull out of their bouts, just this week alone.
Now, that persistent little bug is spreading it's pestilence even further, and yet another fighter has been pulled from a bout. One of the latest to fall prey to injury is lightweight prospect, Bobby Green. Green, who happens to be on a five fight winning streak, has been forced to pull out of his scheduled meeting with Danny Castillo for the Seattle based FOX 8 card.
I spoke with Bobby's manager, Jason House, and got a quote regarding the injury:
Bobby sustained a hand injury during practice. After seeing Dr. Kessler and sitting down with our team, we realized he will not be ready to compete by July 27th. We got the MRI done 48 hours ago, and should have the results sometime today. From there, we'll sit down with the doc and let the UFC know when he'll be ready to get back in there.