UFC 287: Chase Sherman Out of Bout Against Parker Porter
Chase Sherman, an American mixed martial artist, was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Parker Porter at UFC 287 due to a medical issue. The announcement was made by UFC officials on Monday, July 26, 2021. The nature of the medical issue has not been disclosed yet, but it is assumed to be a serious one as the fighter was not cleared to compete.
Sherman, who holds a professional record of 15 wins and 7 losses, was set to make his fourth appearance in the UFC’s heavyweight division. He was coming off a TKO victory against Ike Villanueva in his previous fight at UFC Fight Night in May 2021. The 31-year-old fighter expressed his disappointment on social media and assured his fans that he would be back soon.
Medical Issue Forces Chase Sherman to Withdraw from UFC 287 Fight
The UFC is yet to announce a replacement for Sherman’s spot on the card. Parker Porter, who holds a record of 11 wins and 6 losses, is still expected to compete at UFC 287, which is scheduled to take place on August 7, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The event is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
This is not the first time that a UFC fighter has been forced to withdraw from a fight due to a medical issue. It is a common occurrence in combat sports, where fighters put their bodies on the line every time they step into the octagon. While fans and promoters are always disappointed when a fight is canceled, the health and safety of the fighters should always be the top priority.