If you thought that Jon Jones ongoing law enforcement issues were going to get in the way of UFC®197, think again. Daniel Cormier has pulled out of UFC®197 due to leg injury. Here is an Instagram post from Cormier apologizing to the UFC®, the fans, and Jon Jones?!
The decision to not fight on April 23rd was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. I’ve been scheduled to fight 18 times and I have made that walk every time. I want to apologize to Jon Jones, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White and all of the UFC fans for not being able to defend my title. This truly saddens me, but as with everything else in life, it goes on. The recovery should not take very long and I can’t wait to compete and defend my title again. For all the fans, thanks for your support, I appreciate each and every one of you. DC