Iaquinta also withdraws from UFC 159

 

Earlier this week, UFC lightweight Joe Proctor withdrew from UFC 159 at the end of the month due to an undisclosed injury. Proctor was scheduled to compete at Team Serra's Al Iaquinta, a fighter he shared twelve weeks in a house with during the live season of the Ultimate Fighter.

Today, Iaquinta revelaed he would also be withdrawing from the event:

Al Iaquinta, a former runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter, has decided to remove himself from April's UFC 159: Jones Vs. Sonnen card, just a day after Joe Proctor pulled out of their planned fight with an injury.

"I have been training through an injury to my leg the past six weeks, re-injuring it again a little more seriously last Saturday," said Iaquinta, in an interview with FightLine Thursday. "I was going to push through it and fight anyway. When I heard Joe pulled out, I decided not to fight at UFC 159 and rehab my injury back to 100-percent before taking another fight."

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The Nastyness site profile image  

4/12/13 4:10 PM by The Nastyness

Sorry for my ignorance, but who is Newell? Was that the undefeated fighter with one arm?

Card site profile image  

4/12/13 1:45 PM by Card

What's the odds... just happened with C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira, one fighter gets injured, then the other pulls out, crazy.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

4/12/13 1:44 PM by RyannVonDoom

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lildragonof site profile image  

4/12/13 1:34 PM by lildragonof

Maybe the guy is really hurt and he isn't ducking anybody.

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4/12/13 1:05 PM by Pride Wanderlei

Vote up for same post at the same time!!

VadimWhite site profile image  

4/12/13 12:52 PM by VadimWhite

McGregor vs Newell, anyone?

Pride Wanderlei site profile image  

4/12/13 12:52 PM by Pride Wanderlei

Conor vs Newell now!!??

InvisibleControl site profile image  

4/12/13 12:50 PM by InvisibleControl

Ducking Connor. They most likely tried to set up that fight.

Pride Wanderlei site profile image  

4/12/13 12:32 PM by Pride Wanderlei

Ducking Newell.

armbarring site profile image  

4/12/13 11:49 AM by armbarring

THANKS DANA!