Updated: Ben Henderson Injured, WEC 43 Move to October 10


Donald Cerrone. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

WEC lightweight contender Ben Henderson has suffered an injury forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming WEC interim lightweight title fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

According to MMAWeekly.com, WEC 43, which was slated for September 2 in Youngstown, Ohio, has now been pushed back to October 10 and will likely move to a new venue. Despite the date and venue change, the fight card is expected to remain intact.

According to Ben Henderson’s manager, Jason Genet, “(Henderson) had a slight physical issue that he had to deal with and the WEC and Cerrone were gracious enough to give us a little more time to make sure he’s 100-percent ready.”

Genet said that he would rather not discuss the specifics of the injury.

Cerrone told MMAWeekly.com, “It sucks that we can’t do it on Sept. 2 like we planned, but I’m just glad that we’re still gonna do it in October. I bet (current WEC lightweight champion Jamie) Varner is excited he gets to hold onto his belt a little bit longer.”

We’ll have further details as they become available.

Update, 10:13 PM: WEC officials have confirmed the news via WEC.tv where they stated that the whole card will be moved to October 10 and will air live on Versus.

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