Drakkar Klose Injured After Push At Weigh-Ins, Fight Against Jeremy Stephens Canceled

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 24 co-main event between Drakkar Klose and Jeremy Stephens has been canceled due to an injury Klose sustained at weigh-ins.

The cancelation was announced during the broadcast of the event tonight, and ESPN reported that the injury occurred due to a push that occurred when the fighters faced off at weigh-ins.


Klose later confirmed the injury on social media and detailed what had happened after the incident:

“After I was pushed by Jeremy at UFC faceoffs, I immediately felt my hand go numb and neck tighten up. Sean Shelby and the UFC officials sent me to the PI to get worked on by the UFC PT staff for 2 hours. I spent the night eating, rehydrating, stretching and even saw the PT staff later that night. I woke up early this morning with a migraine/headache, nausea, and the only thing that made me feel better was laying in the dark. UFC got me medicine and I rested for a couple hours before getting up and vomiting. It was at that point we called the UFC doctor and he made the decision to send me to the hospital. I’m sorry to everyone who was excited for this fight, I tried to do everything I could to stay in this fight, but these issues are out of my control.”

The fight between Andrei Arlovksi and Chase Sherman has now taken the co-main event slot on the card.

UPDATE: Klose’s team released his official diagnosis as “Brain concussion; sprain of cervical neck,” which was first shared by ESPN.




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