Kenny Florian Out Of Fight For The Troops II Due to Injury
Kenny Florian has been forced to pull out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Fight For The Troops II” Event scheduled for Jan. 22, 2011 at Fort Hood, Texas.
Florian was scheduled to fight Evan Dunham as the main event on the card. Melvin Guillard, who was scheduled to fight Yves Edwards on the same card, will replace Florian.
On Monday Dec. 6, Florian posted the following on his website, “It is with deep regret that I will not be able to compete in my scheduled fight against Evan Dunham on Jan. 22, due to a knee injury I sustained during training this morning.
"Although I have not had an MRI as of yet; the doctors are cautiously optimistic that it will not require surgery.”
“I want to express my sincere apologies to the fans, the UFC and Evan for not being able to compete at UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2. Since early September, I have been training for this fight. Evan is a great fighter and has undoubtedly been working very hard towards this fight as well.
"Plus, it is a big disappointment that I will not be able to fight in the octagon for the brave soldiers that fight for us.
I am determined to return to the octagon in the first half of 2011. Accordingly, I will keep you all updated.”
The Florian vs. Dunham fight was originally booked for UFC 126, which will take place in Las Vegas on Feb. 5, 2011.
The UFC has not disclosed if a replacement will be found to fight Yves Edwards.