I apologize to my fans and students. I will not be fighting next Sunday in Phoenix Arizona. Due to my opponent injury i am out of my fight.
— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) January 7, 2017
Jimmie Rivera wants to compete, but he wants to do so against the proper opponent.
Rivera was expected to meet Bryan Caraway next Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 103. When Caraway bowed out with an injury, the UFC announced Marlon Vera as a replacement.
While the UFC has yet to officially say anything, Rivera posted on social media that he will not be competing.