Nick Ring vs. Costa Philippou cancelled, fighters get show money

Sunday, November 18, 2012

UFC 154’s main card fight between Middleweights Nick Ring vs. Costa Philippou has been canceled. UGer and Ring’s coach Brian Bird has the details.

rom: Zaba the Zulu
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 545

Very bad news regarding Nick Ring’s fight. He has been pulled from the card by UFC doctor orders. Nick became very ill in the middle of the night. Likely from a virus that took over from a weakened immune system from cutting weight. I saw him early in the morning and it was clear he was incredibly sick. We called the UFC officials and they brought in their doctor to inspect him and after made it clear he is not ok to fight. Nick is resting in bed on IV at the moment. Nick never asked to pull out and was very concerned with letting down, his friends, fans, the UFC, and his opponent Constantinos Philippou. This really sucks but safety comes first.

The only good news is his moustache still looks good. 🙂

I will keep you all updated on his progress.

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At the post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced that both fighters were awarded their show money.