Jared Cannonier Makes Major Announcement About His Fight With Darren Till

Published 02/15/2020, 1:53 PM EST


Jared Cannonier has been on a roll ever since he made his middleweight debut. The American has been racking up wins over names like David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson. All of his middleweight victories came via a TKO. He is currently ranked at #4 in the middleweight division.

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Originally, Cannonier was scheduled to face Robert Whittaker at UFC 248. But, after Whittaker pulled out from their bout, Cannonier was left without an opponent. He was kept as a backup for the main event of UFC 248.

However, there were several rumours that Darren Till would face Jared Cannonier at UFC 248. After a back and forth between the two, it seemed like the duo was finally going to fight. This fight would’ve been huge for the middleweight division as it would’ve announced the next contender for the title.

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Jared Cannonier suffers from an injury

However, after Cannonier’s recent Instagram post, this fight will likely not happen until fall. Jared Cannonier announced on his Instagram that he will be undergoing a pectoral surgery.

He said, “I’m happy you found some courage and finally decided to accept the fight. On Monday. But only two days after I tore my left Pec completely. When it happened on Saturday 7th February, I was in Houston to talk about how you wouldn’t accept the fight. Now had you said yes when they offered, instead of dodging the fight presumably, I would have been in PHX gettin ready to beat yo ass. I’m not blaming you but I kinda am. Anyway, I’m gettin surgery on Tuesday. If you’re still around in the MW division, I’ll hit you up in the fall. P.S. tell your little minions to stop tagging me in your weird ass posts.”

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Injuries in MMA are unpredictable. Anybody can get injured at any time due to the nature of the sport.

The fans have been robbed of a great fight. However, no one can be blamed in this situation. Cannonier is a top talent in the company. Having him side-lined will deprive the fans of some of the incredible things this man can do.

Would you like to see Cannonier face Till in the future?

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