Duquesnoy revealed the news himself via Instagram:
Après radios et examens médicaux, un hématome intercostal me tiendra hors de l’entrainement pour le prochain mois et demi et donc dans l’impossibilité de disputer le combat prévu en date du 29 décembre • Nous travaillons à le reprogrammer pour Février et pour le moment, l’heure est à la récupération et aux soins -- • Je vous tiendrai au courant pour la nouvelle date du combat et en attendant je vous remercie tous pour votre soutien, Aho ------ ******************** After different MRI and medical exams, an intercostal hematoma will keep me out of training for the next month and a half and unable to compete for the next fight scheduled for December 29 • We are working to re-schedule it for February and for now, it's time for recovery and medical care -- • I will keep you informed for the new date of the fight and in the meantime I thank you all for your support, Aho ------
A replacement fighter is being sought by UFC officials for Wood, who is expected to remain on the card at this time.
Wood (14-3-0) is currently undefeated in UFC competition, having defeated Johnny Eduardo by second round submission at UFC Fight Night Utica. Wood is a former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion and defended the gold three times before signing with the UFC earlier this year. Wood has competed seventeen times as a professional MMA fighter and just two of those bouts went the distance.
UFC 232 takes place on Saturday, December 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.