Knee surgery forces Rodriguez out of Bellator

by Dan Stupp | source:

A serious knee injury has forced Ricco Rodriguez (44-11 MMA, 0-0 BFC) out of a scheduled Bellator 31 matchup with fellow heavyweight Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (16-2 MMA, 1-0 BFC). today confirmed the news with sources close to the Sept. 30 event, who said a search is underway for a replacement.

Rodriguez initially hoped to fight through the knee injury, but he's since learned multiple surgeries may be required.

Bellator 30 takes place at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La. The night's main card airs on FOX Sports Net.

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Fighttrader site profile image  

9/18/10 9:38 AM by Fighttrader

 Herman has already been given a replacement, it's Michal Kita.

Cyril Jeff site profile image  

9/17/10 5:37 PM by Cyril Jeff

hope he heals up quickly...

Jsteven site profile image  

9/17/10 5:35 PM by Jsteven

 Sucks for Herman

GlobalFightSport site profile image  

9/17/10 5:35 PM by GlobalFightSport

 ... prehaps even more so for Ricco. Hopefully they can find a suitable for Pee Wee to fight on short notice.

Ecko Unltd site profile image  

9/17/10 5:26 PM by Ecko Unltd

 I am sure they will find a replacement for Ricco This sucks. Hopefully they find someone good

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

9/17/10 5:23 PM by RyannVonDoom

 Was really looking forward to that fight. 

Legkick to the Head site profile image  

9/17/10 5:19 PM by Legkick to the Head

 booo this sucks for Herman

caposa site profile image  

9/17/10 5:19 PM by caposa

damn, was looking forward to that one