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It was announced earlier today that Henry Cejudo is out of his UFC 211 fight with Sergio Pettis due to a hand injury and now the former Olympian is sharing exactly what happened and why he isn't fighting.

"About two weeks ago I injured my hand sparring and went to the doctor to get it examined after I was unable to grapple or punch," Cejudo wrote on his Instagram. "The doctor looked at x rays and informed me my hand wasn't' broken, so I assumed it was just bruised or sprained. I stopped using my hand for the next week and a half to allow it to rest as much as possible, and I had multiple prp treatments as well as an ultrasound in hopes of breaking up any build up or swelling."

Cejudo was meant to fight this Saturday in hopes of turning his two fight skid around.

"After arriving in Dallas on Tuesday evening, I hit mitts with my striking coach to get my timing down, and after I threw my first punch, a sharp pain shot through my wrist and hand. My team and I contacted the UFC to see if a cortisone shot would be allowed. The UFC sent me to a hand specialist, and he told me I had a cyst in my wrist as well as a ruptured capsule with the possibility of a tear in the ligament. He informed me the cortisone shot could possibly do more damage than any benefit and told me it would be insane to fight. He contacted the UFC doctors and informed them that my wrist and hand were unfit to fight this Saturday."

According to an announcement on UFC Tonight, David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko will replace Cejudo and Pettis on the main card.


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