It was the fighter himself who took to Instagram to make the announcement:
Purtroppo sono costretto a fare questo post per avvisarvi che il match di marzo a Londra salta. Avrei mille cose da dirvi, ma come al solito preferisco stare zitto e parlare con i fatti. Ci rivediamo la dentro, torno presto. #ufc #mma #teamkombat #mixedmartialarts #recovery #comeback
Here is a translation of what Di Chirico wrote, provided by Google Translate:
“Unfortunately I am forced to do this post to warn you that the March match in London skips. I would have a thousand things to say to you, but as usual, I prefer to shut up and talk with the facts. We'll see each other inside, I'll be back soon.”
UFC officials are seeking a replacement to fight Breese, who is expected to remain on the card at this time.
Breese (11-1-0) has won four of five under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Luiz Dutra Jr., Cathal Pendred, Keita Nakamura and Daniel Kelly. Breese has suffered just a single loss as a professional MMA fighter and that came against Sean Strickland at UFC 199. Breese has earned eleven wins as a professional MMA fighter and six of them came by way of submission.
UFC Fight Night London takes place on Saturday, March 16 from the 02 Arena in London, England with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.