Thiago Alves was all set to face Zak Cummings that past Sunday Night on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night St. Louis.
However, just a day or so before the event, a shocking injury occurred as Cummings hit his head on a handrail while weight cutting and the injury caused the bout to be canned.
Alves has since taken to Instagram, where he speaks on the canceled fight and wanting to fight Cummings again by next month:
This has been a crazy week. Everything was going great, long camp but I was super ready! Best weight cut I ever had on fight week, everything following in place. Until my Maneger @danlambertatt calls me after my weight was cut saying the my opponent got injured! Still I showed up and made the weight this morning with the @ufc thinking something might change but unfortunately it didn’t. I put a lot into this fight and sacrificed a lot and I know God will give me my reward soon! I wish Zak a speed recovery and many blessings to his family. I’m looking forward to spend a week off with my wife @mrsalves and son. And I should get rescheduled by February I hear. I want to thank you all for the support and on to the next battle! Osss ---- Que semana maluca! Nunca estive tão bem preparado e focado. O treinamento foi feito e estava pronto para guerra. A perca de peso foi a mais fácil que já tive na minha carreira tudo no caminho certo. Até o meu gerente @danlambertatt me liga à meia noite depois de ter batido o peso falando que o meu oponente se machucou na banheira e a luta está fora. Mesmo com a notícia eu fui de manhã e bati o peso com o @ufc na esperança de alguma mudança mais não deu certo. Agora vou tirar 1 semana de férias com a minha esposa @mrsalves e meu filho e voltarei ao o octógono em fevereiro diz meu gerente. Espero que esteja tudo bem com o Zak e muitas bençãos para ele e a sua família. Obrigado a todos pela a torcida! Vamos para a próxima! Osss
A total of four UFC events are currently scheduled for February, which are UFC Fight Night Belem, UFC 221, UFC Fight Night Austin and UFC On Fox 28.
There is no word yet from the UFC on whether the bout is going to be rescheduled or which card it could come on.