02 Aug Thatch Forced To Withdraw From Fight Due To Graphic Injury
Brandon Thatch (11-1) has announced he’s been forced to withdraw from his fight with Jordan Mein (28-9) due to injury.
The rest of this article contains graphic images of the injury. If you are in any way offended by such images please do not scroll any further
Thatch suffered a compound fracture of his toe, forcing him out of UFC Fight Night 49 event, which takes place at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Thatch was actually a replacement opponent for an injured Thiago Alves, and has been impressive since debuting in the UFC picking up 2 wins in quick succession with a first round TKO against Justin Edwards in his debut, followed TKO of Paulo Thiago in another first round victory.
UFC officials have yet to announce a replacement opponent for Mein and it’s not certain they’ll be able to with just 2 weeks notice.
Pictures of the injury, as tweeted by Thatch, can be clicked and seen below:
I’m bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight against Jordan Mein. I compound fractured my toe yesterday pic.twitter.com/6jhh05L8Yp
— Brandon Thatch (@RUKUSMMA303) August 2, 2014
Scottish and proud. I train everyday and like to take everything I do to the max. I am very passionate about MMA. I am not scared of winning, I am scared to death of losing.