Felice Herrig will miss out on fighting in front of her hometown crowd in June.
“Unfortunately on Friday I tore my ACL and I do need surgery, which means I will not be fighting on [UFC 238]” Herrig said in the video. “I just want to say I’m sorry to the fans, to the UFC and most definitely my opponent. I hope she gets a replacement, there’s still enough time. As for me, what can you do? All I can do is move forward and stay positive and work on my recovery and come back stronger than ever. In the mean time, I hope everybody send me warm wishes and hugs and virtual kisses and prayers. Just know that I will be back.”
Herrig (14-8), a veteran of Season 20 of , was looking to get back into the win column after dropping a pair of decisions to former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson and former UFC title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Xionan (10-1) is currently riding a three-fight win streak inside the Octagon.
UFC 238 is slated to go down on June 8 inside the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
With this latest development, here is how the rest of the card stands: