‘Gutted’ Jimi Manuwa comments on pulling out of his main event fight

Jimi Manuwa had to pull out of his main event fight this weekend in Sao Paulo Brazil and in his own words, he’s ‘Gutted’. This main event for the UFC Fight Night has been up and down with replacements coming at every turn. Hopefully, Manuwa pulling out of the fight will be the last opponent change.

Jimi Manuwa took to his social media and expressed his discontent.

“I’m truly gutted. The day after I landed in Brazil I went for my last hard training session. During that session of sprints, I tore my hamstring. After getting it assessed in the hospital, doctors diagnosed it as a severe tear greater than 50%. They told me it will be a minimum of 6 weeks recovery time.

I’ll be working hard every day to get back so I can continue to put on great fights for everyone to watch. I was 100% ready and looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans in Sao Paulo and around the world. I made a lot of sacrifices and even missed my daughter’s 10th birthday. I’m sorry Havana, I love you, Daddy is on his way home.

I want to thank every one of you for the love and support you have sent my way. Without all of you, none of this is possible. I can’t wait to come back and put on a show for you all. Lions eat first.”

The new main event will be Thiago Santos vs Eryk Anders.