Here We Go Again: Rashad Evans off UFC 206 card against Tim Kennedy
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has once again been forced to be removed from a UFC fight card. Originally slated to be on UFC 205, Evans vs. Tim Kennedy was moved to UFC 206 after Evans was not able to clear medicals in New York.
According to information revealed today by Evans’ manager Ali Abdelaziz, Evans will once again not be granted a license to compete due to an unspecified medical reason.
According to MMA Junkie, Abdelaziz “believes the Ontario Athletic Commission followed the New York State Athletic Commission, which declined to license Evans after reviewing his medical paperwork, but wasn’t aware of the official reason for his removal.”
UFC 206 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and features a light heavyweight title rematch between champ Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. Evans vs. Kennedy was slated for the pay-per-view main card.
Evans will undergo an additional screening with an neurologist to prove he is healthy enough to fight and will return to the cage in January or February, Abdelaziz said.
“Rashad will be fine,” Abdelaziz said.