UFC lightweights Bobby Green (22-5) and Abel Trujillo (11-5) were slated to duke it out in the octagon after they both emerged victorious from their UFC on Fox 9 bouts. However, Green was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled matchup after he noticed something unusual about his bodily functions.
Green made the following post to his Twitter account revealing why he had to pull out of his bout against Trujillo:
I apologize guys this last fight is being rushed I need to get checked. Something happened after the Krause fight I pushed through and fought past now it seems to be bothering me even more. I started shitting blood so I went to the hospital after the Krause fight they did a ultrasound and sent me home so something is up and needs to be checked. I have a appt to get a scope ran down my throat it’s too close to the fight for me to get ready. Trust Me I’m on a roll Y would I want to stop now lol if I was good to fight trust I would.
Apparently, Green had issues with his stomach since his fight against James Krause (20-5) back in November. He most recently defeated Pat Healy (29-18) at UFC on Fox 9, and the bleeding began shortly after. This is very unfortunate for Green. The twenty-seven year old lightweight has been on a tear lately. He hasn’t lost a bout since 2011 and is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak.
As for Trujillo, he wished Green all the best.
@BobbyKGreen no worries, wasn’t meant for us to meet now, take care of your health, heal up & enjoy your family!!!
— Abel Trujillo (@AbelTrujillo1) January 2, 2014
The UFC has chosen Jamie Varner (21-8-1) as a replacement opponent to fight Trujillo. Varner is coming off a hard fought split decision loss against Gleison Tibau (28-10) at UFC 164. So there’s a descent amount of pressure for him going into this fight; he certainly doesn’t want to lose two in a row in the UFC.
UFC 169 will take place on February 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.