A transform has been created to the future UFC 255 card in November as previous welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has been pressured out of his scheduled fight towards Mike Perry owing to personal injury.
Sources confirmed the information to MMA Fighting on Wednesday after Perry produced the information through Twitter.
While full information bordering the personal injury are unfamiliar, Lawler will be unable to contend as early as Nov. 21 for UFC 255. At this time there’s no word on when Lawler will be cleared to return to motion.
As for Perry, he’s by now built a general public plea inquiring for a substitute opponent in the wake of Lawler’s injuries.
He asked the UFC to match him up in opposition to extremely touted prospect Khamzat Chimaev, who now holds a ideal 3- documents within the octagon which include a spectacular first-spherical knockout above Gerald Meerschaert in his most recent performance. While the list of fighters volunteering to facial area Chimaev has been rather short, the UFC has previously inked a offer to book him in opposition to No. 3 ranked welterweight Leon Edwards on Dec. 19.
That would appear to nix any probability Chimaev would combat Perry in November but stranger points have happened.
Regardless of Chimaev’s appearance on the card, Perry plainly desires a alternative opponent as he hopes to make his return at UFC 255.
Perry is presently coming off a unanimous choice get in excess of Mickey Gall, which was then followed by an incident at a restaurant in Texas the place the welterweight fighter bought into a bodily altercation with various patrons and was read using a racial slur all through the melee. The UFC essential Perry to look for “professional treatment” right before booking him into his subsequent fight in November.