Patrick Cummins states ‘UFC 217 isn’t gunna happen’ for him

Light heavyweight Patrick Cummins (10-4 MMA) has been scheduled to face his American-fellow Corey Anderson (9-2 MMA) at the upcoming UFC 217 Bisping vs St-Pierre on Saturday November 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. However in the recent post on Instagram he revealed that due to “mutant staph infection” he is no longer available to compete.

“IV antibiotics haven’t touched my mutant staph infection #UFC217 isn’t gunna happen for me. Sorry everyone #FuckMRSA #SucksButItCanAlwaysBeWorse,” he wrote in the caption to a photo.

Patrick Cummins and Corey Anderson were expected to battle out on the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass. With a bit over two weeks till the event Anderson is expected to remain on the card, facing off a new opponent. UFC has not yet made an official announcement regarding the matter.

UFC 217 features three championship bouts. In the main event the reigning middleweight champion England’s Michael Bisping is up against MMA great out of Canada Georges St-Pierre.

Also on the card the bantamweight championship between the current champion Cody Garbrandt and his American-fellow T.J. Dillashaw. In addition Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on ranked No.3 American Rose Namajunas in defense of the women’s strawweight belt.

The current UFC 217 fight card can be found below

Main card on Pay-Per-View
Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas
Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks

Preliminary card on FS1
Joseph Duffy vs. James Vick
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Ion Cutelaba vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

Preliminary card on UFC FIght Pass
Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Corey Anderson vs. TBA
Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi