Patrick Cummins Says He’s Off UFC 217 Card Due to ‘Mutant Staph Infection’

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 17, 2017

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.


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