Bad news for fans who were hoping to watch a UFC on Fox 13 middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Ed Herman. This fight was originally schedule to be on the Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminary card, but as Herman revealed during the event, Brunson had to withdraw from the contest due to food poisoning:
Ohh my god just found out @DerekBrunson has food poisoning 10 min before walking out sorry every one I was ready! pic.twitter.com/sSqrCQlIFf— Ed Herman (@EdHermanufc) December 13, 2014
Brunson himself took to Twitter to apologize to his fans:
Got food poisoning threw up 3 times today & had an upset stomach.I will not be fighting tonight.Sorry guys. I'll... http://t.co/fwPefWDCQ8— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 13, 2014
There's no word yet on whether or not Herman and/or Brunson will receive their show money.
As for the bout order, nothing is affected as this announcement was made after the conclusion of the Fight Pass prelims, so nothing will takes its place on the Fox Sports 1 broadcast. UFC on Fox 13 will now proceed with 12 fights, but with 5 preliminary card fights over the next 3 hours.