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Jason High Out of UFC Fight Night 35 with Appendicitis


Welterweight Jason High has pulled out of his Jan. 15 match with Beneil Dariush due to a ruptured appendix. He is replaced by Charlie Brenneman, who defeated High at UFC Fight Night 21.

High confirmed the injury and subsequent surgery via social media.

“Ruptured appendix… On New Year’s Day. See y’all bitches after surgery. F word.http://t.co/FzxYa3aIiP — Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) January 2, 2014″

In an earlier Twitter post, High flipped his left middle finger towards the camera while resting on a hospital bed.

“Fuck appendicitis & anybody that love him. @MikeKogan Sorry @UFC & Beniel. Obviously wont be able 2 fight. Sad face,” High wrote.

Following a near win at the Dream 10 Welterweight Grand Prix final round in July 2009, High bounced through multiple promotions, including Strikeforce, before returning to the UFC.

After losing his first fight back last June, High defeated James Head and Anthony Lapsley to lift his professional mixed martial arts record to 18-4. Coming off consecutive wins, he was eager to gain momentum in the champion-deprived welterweight division.

High’s injury comes two weeks after Adlan Amagov, his original UFC Fight Night 35 opponent, withdrew for personal reasons. Dariush replaces Amagov and will make his UFC debut on short notice.

Despite the myriad of changes to High’s bout, all other matches remain intact. Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold headlines the card against Constantinos Philippou, and Lorenz Larkin faces Brad Tavares in the co-main event.

UFC Fight Night 35 takes place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Ga. and airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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