Prindle forced to withdraw from tonight's Bellator main event


Bellator Fighting Championships' seemingly interminable heavyweight tourney will wait at least another week for its conclusion.

An illness suffered by Eric Prindle convinced officials to push his bout with Thiago Santos back to March 23 at Bellator 62 in Laredo, Texas, the promotion told USA TODAY on Thursday afternoon. Prindle-Santos was supposed to headline Friday's Bellator 61 card in Bossier City, La.

After showing flu-like symptoms, Prindle started vomiting Wednesday night while speaking to broadcasters Jimmy Smith and Sean Wheelock, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said. Prindle was willing to continue with the fight, but Louisiana regulators suggested it not take place Friday, although they were not going to officially cancel the bout before seeing the fighters at today's weigh-ins, Rebney said.

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epwar site profile image  

3/23/12 10:44 AM by epwar

No, fight was completely cancelled and Prindle declared the de facto tournament winner.  This means he'll get laid on by Cole Konrad for 5 rounds in the near future.  

iDaz site profile image  

3/23/12 10:39 AM by iDaz

Eric Prindle In!

thehenriques site profile image  

3/23/12 10:31 AM by thehenriques

what a joke this bellator hw division is .. they should just cut it. the champ is one of the most boring fighters ever. they would be better focusing on LHW and under. prindle is a joke and so is santos. what a circus.

BLPorritt site profile image  

3/23/12 9:58 AM by BLPorritt


theinfamousjmo site profile image  

3/23/12 5:27 AM by theinfamousjmo

Can anyone confirm what Santos weighed in at? And is the fight still on?

FightAddict11 site profile image  

3/23/12 3:44 AM by FightAddict11

Hahahahahaha.Hahaha. You, sir, made yourself look like a tool.

iam2ninjafoya site profile image  

3/23/12 3:36 AM by iam2ninjafoya

his ass was still hurting from the toe raping imo

BLPorritt site profile image  

3/23/12 12:49 AM by BLPorritt

Ten tons of crow!!! Go Prindle!!!!

flawlessvictory site profile image  

3/22/12 11:10 PM by flawlessvictory

They 100% lied . Santos showed up very heavy to Bellator 61 . Prindle was legit sick with The flu but ready to make weight . however with Prindle being sick and santos weight issues the fight was backed up a week . As we all know Santos missed weight today . Trey knows the story he was on the card also and posted on this thread . B-Rog

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3/22/12 9:59 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe