Jared Gordon Withdraws from UFC 211 After Dealing with Food Poisoning Symptoms

By Tristen Critchfield May 12, 2017

UFC 211 is down to 12 bouts after Jared Gordon pulled out of his proposed featherweight clash against Michel Quinones.

“Unfortunately I will not be fighting tomorrow,” Gordon wrote on Twitter. “Everything was going smooth last night when I turned sick about 8-9 p.m. I was experiencing food poison symptoms. I was admitted to the hospital, alongside UFC’s doctor. I was advised to use an IV, by both ER and UFC’s doctor which would make me ineligible to fight because of USADA’s rules. I’m extremely sorry to everyone who were going to attend or watch. Just another bump in the road.”

UFC 211 already lost a featured matchup between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis earlier after Cejudo withdrew from the flyweight bout due to an existing hand injury. Saturday’s card takes place at American Airlines Arena in Dallas and is headlined by a heavyweight championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Gordon vs. Quinones was set to air on the FX-televised portion of the prelims.

A former Cage Fury Fighting Championship featherweight titlist, Gordon was discovered on the UFC reality series “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight.” The 28-year-old has compiled a 12-1 record since beginning his professional career in 2011. The Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu product has finished five of his wins by KO/TKO and two via submission.

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