Makhmud Muradov won’t be competing next month. The UFC middleweight announced Thursday that he has withdrawn from his February 26th fight against Misha Cirkunov due to injury.
The fight was scheduled to happen on a “Fight Night” card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Muradov says he suffered an injury to his arm during training.
“Unfortunately at the training camp I got an arm injury,” said Muradov in an Instagram post. “After certain examinations, it will be clear how long the recovery process will be. I want to apologize to my opponent, the UFC and all my fans.”
Muradov later suggested that the fight could be moved to an event in March. It is not known at the moment if the fight will be re-booked, or if Cirkunov will get a new opponent for February.
Muradov took his first UFC loss last year, getting submitted by Gerald Meerschaert in August. He had earned three wins in the promotion before then.
Cirkunov was attempting to return and break a two-fight skid that he developed last year.
UFC’s February 26th show is currently set to be headlined by lightweights Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev.