Tomorrow nights UFC Fight Night Minneapolis card will go on with one less bout because a featherweight encounter between Vince Murdock and Jordan Griffin has been pulled from the event.
The reason behind the bout cancellation is that Murdock didn’t get medically cleared for the encounter and Griffin was pulled because the promotion didn’t have enough time to find a suitable replacement.
Murdock announced the news via Instagram:
Difficult as it is to say, I must let you know that, I won’t be making the walk this sat. Unfortunately at this time the @ufc requires some more test to clear me medically fit to fight. As difficult as it is for me to write this message, I strongly believe with the required test completed in the coming days I will be cleared to fight ---- . I wanna thank my management @iridiumsports @iridiumsportsagency with the support of the @ufc for the great opportunity and getting me the proper medical attention required to compete and my well being ---- - I apologize to everyone that was looking forward to seeing me make the walk this Saturday, no one is more crushed then I am. I strongly believe this will be resolved soon and I will have another opportunity to make the walk - Again the amount of love and support leading up to this has been overwhelming and can’t thank y’all enough -- - Stay tuned ---- #teamalphamale #michigan #michiganmade #ufc #hurtbusiness #hardnews
UFC Fight Night Minneapolis takes place on Saturday, June 29 from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.