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Tim Kennedy: I’m not fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 206, he might have brain damage

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Today is not a good day for combat sports.

Rashad Evans will no longer be making his middleweight debut at the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Dec. 10, 2016 inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

That’s according to his former opponent, Tim Kennedy, who dropped a bomb during The MMA Hour when suggesting that “Suga” may be finished as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, as a result of brain damage.

His words:

“They’re not (letting him fight). I’m not fighting Rashad. I found out yesterday. I think it’s brain damage. Welcome to the sport where we punch each other in the head. When you have to back-to-back athletic commissions not issuing you a license, I don’t know what that means for Rashad. It’s a slippery slope moving forward for him.”

But not everyone is pushing the panic button just yet.

“He’s fine, guys,” Manager Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMA Fighting. “Rashad is fine. There’s nothing wrong with him.”

Evans (19-5-1) hasn’t seen the win column in over three years, coming off back-to-back losses to light heavyweight bruisers Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 champion has been competing in MMA for over a decade.

No word yet on if or when Kennedy will receive a new opponent.

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