Cantwell off UFC 120, suffers knee injury while rolling


Steve Cantwell is off the UFC 120 card less than 48 hours before it is due to start, having ripped a knee ligament in a training session on Thursday night (UK time).

Fighters Only was told on Friday morning that Cantwell has consulted medical staff but is clearly in no condition to compete and has had to be pulled from the bout with UFC debutant Stanislav Nedkov.

He cannot be replaced at this late stage; the weigh ins are today and there would also be no time for a replacement to pass medical checks.

The injury was sustained in a BJJ session, although it is not yet clear whether it was a freak accident or an over-zealous submission attempt from a training partner.

UFC officials have confirmed that Nedkov will be paid his show money for the cancelled bout.

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Fake Rassler site profile image  

10/15/10 5:50 PM by Fake Rassler

BTW, was Cantwell rolling with Ken before the fight? "This is the heel hook I used on Homer Moore before his fight with Tanner...*snap*" lol

HOWtasteMYbigPP site profile image  

10/15/10 5:38 PM by HOWtasteMYbigPP

This sucks was really looking forward to this fight.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

10/15/10 11:53 AM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 fack! What was the original medical issues that kept him on the shelf for so long?

fiercedragon site profile image  

10/15/10 11:37 AM by fiercedragon


Poindexter site profile image  

10/15/10 10:17 AM by Poindexter

 Bummer. That sucks.

Sobnosky Promotion site profile image  

10/15/10 9:38 AM by Sobnosky Promotion

Agreed, All I'm worried about this close to a fight is my weight. I might have a light session on Wednesday, but only with Teammates I know I can trust. There is no reason you should be going that hard, this close. It's hard enouogh to fight with all the little injuries you get in camp, what a shame... Not to mention I'm sure he could have used the pay day... He's been off for a while and he's not big enough to get those nice annual sponsorships that keep him paid in between fights.

devilishstoner site profile image  

10/15/10 9:36 AM by devilishstoner

kid just can't catch a break.what was the problem that almost ended his career? i don't remember hearing an explanation.

Card site profile image  

10/15/10 9:32 AM by Card

Sucks all around.

barbarian site profile image  

10/15/10 9:29 AM by barbarian

Crap... this was the fight i was looking forward to most.

Mit site profile image  

10/15/10 8:23 AM by Mit

How hard are you rolling two days before a fight?