Brad Pickett has been forced to pull of his upcoming fight against Ronnie Mann at Cage Rage 24 after breaking his arm during a recent training session at American Top Team in Miami, Florida over the weekend.
Pickett revealed that his arm was already damaged months before he broke it this past weekend:
“I had a bit of a problem with my arm for a few months now,” Pickett said. “I wasn’t too sure what it was. We thought I might have a small fracture [already] because it was quite sore. I ended up sparring on Saturday and blocked a high kick and broke it.”
Pickett is expected to be out of action for at least six weeks. A replacement opponent for Mann has not yet been found.
Cage Rage owner Andy Greer promised that Pickett would return to the promotion at some point next year in an official statement:
“[Brad] is the latest victim of a gruelling training regime,” Greer said. “Brad is understandably disappointed that he will miss the opportunity to fight. He wanted to take this opportunity to apologize to all his fans and wants to assure them that he will be back with a vengeance next year.”