Sad to share that I suffered an injury, will not be fighting June 10th. I'll focus on what I can do and be back. Thank you for the support.
— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) May 10, 2017
Joseph Benavidez shared some fight news with fans on social media, stating that he will be forced out of a bout with Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night this June.
Benavidez suffered a torn ACL and will be out for upwards of a year following surgery and rehab.
Since a 2013 loss to Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title, Benavidez (25-4) has won six consecutive. That includes victories over fellow former title challengers Henry Cejudo, Ali Bagautinov, John Moraga and Tim Elliott.