The main event fight between Hermes Franca and Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17 “Lauzon vs Franca” is now off, due to a torn ACL Franca suffered in training.
With the fight just over a week away on Feb. 7, the UFC has some work to do finding a suitable main event replacement.
Hermes Franca via the Underground:
To all my Fans, unfortunately I am not gonna be able to fight UFC 17 in Tampa Florida, I just tore my ACL on my right knee last Saturday….I think you guys deserve to hear that from me. I just want to take care of that, and Joe Lauzon you’re lucky mother fucker lololol (J/K). Thank you UFC, my fans, friends for the support, I was training hard and I was so excited, but there’s nothing I can do, (could be worse), so Hermes Franca will take a break for some recovery and come back stronger than ever like I always do!!!!
The UFC has called out Jeremy Stephens to replace Hermes Franca and take on Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17.
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