Thompson out, Broughton in – UFC 138
The Fight Lounge reported how an injury has forced Oli Thompson to withdraw from his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Phil De Fries. Britain’s former strongest man is now replaced by Rob Broughton.
Rob Broughton replaces Oli Thompson at UFC 138.
The news was announced by the UFC themselves last night.
No details have yet been released regarding the extent of Oli Thompson’s injury, who had been training very hard for the fight.
I’m getting a lot of enquiries regarding the injury, so we’d like to clarify the situation.
Oli has torn his bicep during wrestling training, an injury which will take weeks to heal, but Oli is no stranger to these kind of injuries after years of strongman training. He has the mental and physical fortitude to bounce back from this injury, and come back better than before.
He is in good spirits and is keen to keep his fitness at its current high level in case a fight comes up soon.
Oli was even kind enough to say the following on Facebook:
“I will be fit again really soon, and hungrier than ever! Glad phil de fries has a fight still would have been a shame if he missed out”.
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