Eric Spicely: ‘It went horribly wrong’

UFC middleweight Eric Spicely entered the UFC in 2016 with an 8-0 record, all with top regional promotion CES. He got tapped in his big show debut by Sam Alvey, but bounced back by submitting Thiago Santos and Alessio Di Chirico, both in the first.

However, he then lost three in a row, all in Round 2, and was released. Spicely returned to CES and racked up two Round 1 TKOs, and was re-signed by the UFC. In his return at UFC on ESPN+ 12 on June 22, 2019, Spicely lost a Unanimous Decision. Good news, it was the Fight of the Night. Bad news, he got a serious concussion.

It took him a year to return to the Octagon, and he was scheduled to fight Markus Perez at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 31, but Spicely was hospitalized during his weight cut, and was forced to withdraw.

He’s a fighter, through and through, and detailed what happened on his social network.

And the show goes on – Spicely has been replaced by newcomer Charlie Ontiveros.

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