TJ Laramie won’t be fighting rising featherweight Melsik Baghdasaryan at the promotion’s November 6th event following a recent medical issue. Laramie has reportedly been diagnosed with an MRSA infection, per a recent social media post made by the UFC featherweight.
The fight was set to happen on UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA.
Laramie provided an update on the situation last week via Facebook.
“[I] had an abscess cut out of my inner thigh area on Tuesday and also started developing them on my face,” said Laramie. “At first, what I thought was an ingrown hair quickly spread and I started feeling some flu-like symptoms and pain in the area, which led me to the Urgent care and then to the ER. Doctors say it is MRSA. After being on the wrong antibiotics at first, I’m now on the correct antibiotics and getting the wound taken care of.”
The fight was set to be Laramie’s second UFC appearance. He lost his promotional debut last year, getting submitted within a minute by Darrick Minner.
It is unknown at the moment whether Baghdasaryan will get a new opponent for his November 6th booking. The fight was set to be his second UFC appearance. He won his promotional debut in July, stopping Collin Anglin in the second round with strikes.
UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is currently set to rematch Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268.