Nolan King of Flo Combat first reported the story, but says that Brown has been pulled from the card due to undisclosed reasons. It is unknown at this time as to how long Brown is expected to be out of action for, but more should be known in the coming days. Rencountre is expected to remain on the card at this time, as the UFC has about a weeks time to find a replacement opponent for him to fight.
Rencountre (12-3-0) is currently winless in UFC competition, having dropped a bout to Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Utica. Rencountre also competed twice in the Bellator MMA promotion, defeating Jake Lindsey and suffering a defeat to Justin Patterson. Rencountre has suffered three defeats as a professional MMA fighter and all of those losses have come by way of decision.
A short time after the story broke, a statement would be issued by Brown to MMA Fighting on the matter:
“Thank you to all my friends family and the fans attending the UFC Brooklyn event. I am 100 percent healthy and ready to fight. My team and I tried our best to keep the fight on. Unfortunately, the decision wasn’t up to us. I’m excited to be back in action as soon as possible.”
UFC Fight Night Brooklyn takes place on Saturday, January 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.