“Shoeface” backed out of a scheduled fight at Fight Night 137 and again at UFC 231
Injuries happen in MMA. It’s simply the nature of the beast. You train hard, you spar hard, you get banged up. Occasionally you have to postpone a fight a month or so to recover. Then, there’s the more rare occurrence when you cancel, postpone, and cancel again. That’s what happened when Antonio Carlos Jr. backed out of his fight for a second time with Elias Theodorou. He took to Twitter to break the news.
Hey @EliasTheodorou Really sorry man! The injury I had is a little more serious then I thought. I’ll need a surgery, so won’t be able to fight Dec 8th.
Pity, I was going to give you a bjj lesson, and not hurt you cause your cool!!! @Alexdavismma
— Cara de Sapato (@caradesapatojr) September 14, 2018
Elias Theodorou is expectedly not thrilled with the situation and wants very much to fight in his hometown of Toronto. He posted this witty response to the news. That Elias Theodorou is a smart cookie. Oscar Wilde like word-play.
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) September 14, 2018