Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion Dean Trueman has suffered a torn/ruptured bicep and has been forced out of a title defense against Soren Bak, which was supposed to headline the Cage Warriors 103 card.
MMA Fighting first reported the news, but it is unknown just how long Trueman is expected to be out of action for.
Trueman would post the following statement via Twitter, but the post has since been deleted:
“Bad news! Everyone who has bought tickets to my fight I have had to pull from the fight. The decision to pull was not made lightly and was certainly a hard decision to make. I have torn/ruptured my distal bicep tendon, I tried to continue training for a week with the tear and decided yesterday that I can’t fight. Everyone who knows me knows I have trained hard for this fight and really wanted to defend my belt but fighting with an injury is not a good choice for my career. I want to apologize to everyone who has booked flights, hotels and tickets as I feel I have let you down. On the other hand, I will be flying to Copenhagen to watch the show so we can all still make a weekend of it. Thank to everyone who was coming I really appreciate it my support is amazing.”
There is no word at this time as to whether or not Bak will remain on the card or fight Trueman at a later date.
An interim welterweight title fight between UFC veteran Nicolas Dalby and Alex Lohore is now expected to headline the event.
Cage Warriors 103 takes place on Saturday, March 9 from the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark with Nicolas Dalby and Alex Lohore headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.