It makes me sad that the bringer of violence, Gokhan Saki, is OUT of his fight on December 30 at UFC 219. Saki was slated to fight Khalil Rountree on the card, but it looks as if that isn’t happening. In fact, the UFC have already replaced Saki with Michal Oleksiejczuk to step up in Saki’s place.
Saki posted a message to his Instagram, along with a picture in a hospital bed.
“As has been announced everywhere, I’m not fighting on the UFC 219 card. I wanted to announce this myself but i needed some time to recover mentally from this bad news. I got injured during a training and went to the hospital for this. My team and management took the decision with the medical team that i needed treatment and i have to think of my health first. I didn’t want to accept this but I’m glad i have the right people around me. It felt like i let my fans and supporters down, i was really looking forward to this fight.
So the bad news was a bitter pill to swallow. But this is top sports and injuries are unfortunately a part of it. I’m recovering now and will be back in training soon. I want to thank my opponent Khalil for preparing for me and i wish him best of luck on December 30th. I want to thank all my fans/supporters for their great messages and i promise you 2018 i will give you KNOCK-OUTS! One knee, no knee, i will be there violently!!!!”