Drysdale out of UFC 163 with a Staph infection


Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Vegas native Robert Drysdale, 32, is out his UFC debut vs. Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3  in Rio de Janeiro.

The reason for the withdrawal is reportedly a staph infection.

Drysdale is a highly decorated grappler, having won gold at the 2005 Mundials in 2005, and at the ADCC submission wrestling world championships.

Drysdale switched to MMA in 2008, and is now 6-0 as a pro, with all wins via submission in the first round.

Tatame is reporting that Francimar “Bodao” Barroso will step in vs. Oliveira.

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goocher site profile image  

7/17/13 8:25 AM by goocher

Staph should be 100% preventable....Where's the defense soap guy when you need him?!

Haulport site profile image  

7/17/13 1:00 AM by Haulport

I thought Robert had a brain bleed. I love the guy (no homo). Don't want to see him dead or retarded...

Pancake Syrup Ali site profile image  

7/17/13 12:57 AM by Pancake Syrup Ali

Not buying this card that's for sure 

TheBoognish site profile image  

7/17/13 12:16 AM by TheBoognish

Goddamn that was a debut I was really stoked for. He'd be the best bjj player in the division from the get go.

B_Goetz site profile image  

7/17/13 12:11 AM by B_Goetz

That sucks. I hope it's not one of those cases that eats a giant hole in his body.

TheRaider site profile image  

7/17/13 12:10 AM by TheRaider


Joe Rogan site profile image  

7/17/13 12:03 AM by Joe Rogan


bruised site profile image  

7/16/13 11:56 PM by bruised

That sucks. Hope he recovers soon.

mata_leao site profile image  

7/16/13 11:41 PM by mata_leao

Fuuuuuuuucccckkkkkk, was looking forward to his debut.