Alan Jouban has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 213 bout against Brian Camozzi after suffering a fractured foot in sparring.
The UFC welterweight announced the news via Instagram on Tuesday. The promotion has not yet revealed a replacement opponent for Camozzi.
“Had to go to the doctor because my foot was hurt and it turns out that I fractured my foot Friday at sparring. I’ve been training on it for three days now with a broken foot. That puts me out of my fight July 8,” Jouban said. “I’m a little been disappointed. Been healthy, training my butt off for two months. Finally get a fight and I’m injured. I’m sorry to everyone….I’m gonna have to push it back a couple more weeks – as soon as I can get another fight.”
Jouban had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his most recent appearance at UFC Fight Night 107, when he was submitted 46 seconds into the second round by Gunnar Nelson. The 34-year-old Louisiana native is 6-3 during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.
UFC 213 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 8 and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.