Benito Lopez shares cankle photo that forced him out of UFC 227.

Benito Lopez shares cankle photo that forced him out of UFC 227.

Benito Lopez was all set to fight at UFC 227 next week but an ankle sprain has forced him out of the fight. You hear ‘sprain’ and it sounds like no big deal, but ankle sprains can be devastating. A normal foot can look like an oversized cankle and that’s what Lopez is dealing with. It looks like he’s wearing a hairy skin boot.

He posted images of his ankle with a message on his Facebook.

“Unfortunately after talking to Urijah Faber & my management team I won’t be fighting next weekend at UFC 227. I suffered a pretty bad sprain in practice and have been trying to work through it but the bottom line is it’s not stable. I can’t put too much pressure on it. I thought I’d be able to push through it, but the injury prevents me from doing any explosive movements.

I can’t kick, jump, or scramble on it. I’m really sorry to everyone who bought a ticket and was coming to out support me and really sorry to everyone who wanted to see this fight. There is no one out there I would rather fight than Ricky but when I go out there I want to give you guys the most exciting fights and all of my best moves but right now I just can’t do that.

Sorry guys. I’ll be back sooner than later.”