Rashad Evans was supposed to face Tim Kennedy at UFC 205, but an abnormality with his MRI had the New York State Athletic Commission saying “no dice.”
The fight was then rebooked for UFC 206. Unfortunately, the commission in Ontario is refusing to give Evans a licenses as well.
Here’s the official statement from the UFC:
UFC has been notified by the Ontario Athletic Commission that it has declined to approve a license for middleweight Rashad Evans, based on the recent medical issue that prohibited him from competing at UFC 205 in New York City. As a result, Evans’ rescheduled bout against Tim Kennedy, set for UFC 206 in Toronto on Saturday, December 10, has subsequently been cancelled.
The UFC organization takes the health and safety of all athletes competing under the UFC banner very seriously and has encouraged Evans to take all the appropriate time to consult with his physicians and properly evaluate his medical status prior to scheduling any future bouts.
What’s going on with Evans? Could this be the end of the road for him?