Chas Skelly was scheduled to face Grant Dawson late this month at UFC Fight Night Norfolk, but the fighter suffered an injury and was pulled from the bout.
The fighter says that injury was a freak accident that was suffered during the training camp for UFC Fight Night Norfolk.
“We had done some jiu-jitsu techniques and we were just doing some live rolls. This was a situation I’ve been in a million times. It was just a freak accident, man. It was crazy,” Skelly said to James Lynch of The Score (via Tim Bissell of Bloody Elbow).
There is no word yet on the exact nature of the injury that was suffered by Skelly while training for UFC Norfolk.
Skelly says that the injury that was suffered may be a career threatening one, but the fighter isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet.
“If I had to have another major surgery, it would probably be the end of my career. But I’m hoping I don’t. I’m thinking I’ll be able to rehab through it and maybe be back to training in eight weeks. At 34 years old, it’s like my body’s just telling me it’s time to move on. When I’m healthy ... I’m training hard and I’m getting better every day. I’m at a great camp here. It’s hard to give that up with fighting when you’ve put yourself in a position, where you finally feel like you’re improving. So I’m not throwing in the towel just yet,” says Skelly.
If Skelly’s career does come to an end, it would end with a career mark of 18-4-0 and a 7-4-0 record under the UFC banner.