European MMA fans were on the verge of tears as it had been announced a rib injury had forced Tom Duquesnoy out of the bantamweight tilt with Nathaniel Wood in UFC 232.

Andre Ewell has replaced the French boxer and will need about the Brit at vegas, but “The Prospect” insisted that the fans were not the only people who were disappointed that the former Cage Warriors champion vs. former BAMMA champion battles dropped apart.

“I’m gutted that Tom pulled because I know that meant a lot to a lot of fans around Europe especially,” Wood told Eurobash.

“Obviously, me and him were on the promotion with BAMMA roughly a couple of decades ago, so that & & rsquo; rsquo & s fight that; s been for quite a while. For me, I’m glad I have an upgraded and that I &rsquo. ”

If all goes to policy for Wood, a victory over Ewell will pave the way s show from the English capital. Although he believes Duquesnoy might have contested their bout even with his rib injury, he insisted he’d be more than happy if the promotion rebooked their clash for the March event.

“I’d like to presume that [Duquesnoy] wouldn&rsquo. He’s been and he’s done well in his career I could ’t even imagine rsquo & he;s just pulled out to prevent me. I feel as the rib injury would be a little bit of a reason because I feel as though he wasn’t in the perfect camp and he realized he had been in for a struggle,&rdquo.

There’s not been a time when I’t gone in there feeling 100 percent fresh, but it is what it is. I hope he fixes up, becoming improved and we could possibly find the struggle on for another moment, maybe in London. ”

Wood also announced interest at a show down with a person he’s had previous online connections with, and also the final person to fight his mentor Brad Pickett, Marlon Vera.

“” I believe I’d rather struggle with ‘Chito’ Vera. That’s a guy I need to struggle, he gave a lot of crap to me , so that & rsquo; s fight I & rsquo; ll be asking for. 100 percentage [rsquo & I;d be interested infighting ] Tom Duquesnoy [in London] well. Since they say, they all can get it. ”

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