According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans is rumored to be off the UFC 205 card.
With only days out from probably the biggest event in the UFC in the biggest stage in the United Sates, Madison Square Garden, the UFC went all out and now the featured prelim bout is now being scrapped. Rashad Evans and his camp has spoken to the media about this ordeal and mentioned that the New York State Athletic Commission found an issue with an MRI and have made the decision to pull Rashad Evans off the card.
Rashad Evans has spoken about being pulled from the card in a statement to MMA Fighting. Rashad Evans said, “I’m disappointed, I’m healthy. I don’t want anyone worrying about me. I’m fine, physically speaking. Never felt better. It’s just the commission and their rules. I guess they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to this.”
At age 37, Rashad Evans (19-5-1) was looking to get back in the winning spotlight after dropping his last two fights to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. At UFC 205, Rashad Evans was to make his middleweight debut and the event was also set to see the return of Tim Kennedy, who has been out of action for two years.
As it currently stands UFC 205 will continue with a six fight preliminary card with Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens likely the new prelims headliner.