Former Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary was set to face Bubba McDaniel in the co-main event of Bellator 185.
However, the former champion was forced to withdraw from the event and now he reveals that a broken thumb is what lead to the incident.
The former champion shared the news himself through Instagram:
There it is --, broken thumb!!! Fights off because ive broke my bloody thumb!! Cant believe how gutted i am!! I know, we can re schedule and all that but fuuuck!!! You guys were in for a treat!!! Tell you what tho bubba, you lucky bastard! You got away from a fuckin hiding there!! I was gunna prove a point on you!! I bet I could have even done that 1 handed. But the doc wouldn't let me! @kingmofh , I'm gunna be out for a little while longer, heal up fast mate, let's get this fight sorted! I want to fight you man, @philmrw . Your next, beat that dude you got and let's get down again. I'll show you how you finish a fucking fight! @ldv_theswarm , deal with bader man get yuour gold, then I'll put him to sleep after that ---- I'm calling all you fuckers out! Now I'm ready to face you, got my little problem sorted. You wrestlers don't bother me anymore ---- I will be coming after that belt now.... Soon as my thumb fixes
McGeary’s opponent that night in McDaniel was a replacement for King Mo, who had to pull out of the fight himself due to an injury suffered while training.
Since McGeary had pulled out of the fight, the replacement opponent in McDaniel has been begging for another opportunity in the Bellator cage.
Bellator 185 takes place on Friday, October 20 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Shlemenko headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Spike TV.