It appears that Patrick Cummins won’t be competing at Madison Square Garden next month.
The light heavyweight announced via Instagram that he is out of UFC 217 due to a staph infection.
“IV antibiotics haven’t touched my mutant staph infection,” Cummins wrote. “UFC 217 isn’t gonna happen for me. Sorry everyone.”
Cummins was scheduled to face Corey Anderson on Nov. 4 in New York. The promotion has not announced Cummins withdrawal. UFC 217 is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre and airs on pay-per-view.
Cummins went 2-0 in 2017 thus far, taking a majority verdict over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 210 and a split decision against Gian Villante at UFC on Fox 25. Anderson, meanwhile, has dropped two of his last three Octagon appearances, including a first-round knockout defeat at the hands of Jimi Manuwa on March 18.