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Photo: Raphael Assuncao Confirms Exit From Urijah Faber Fight

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao’s surgically repaired ankle continues to cause him problems, forcing the top bantamweight contender out of a planned March fight with Urijah Faber.

Assuncao, the last fighter to beat current UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw, has been sidelined since October with the injury. He is on a seven-fight win streak overall and is 23-4.

He posted a photo of the latest X-ray on his ankle, along with the comment that his doctor will not clear him to fight Faber on Facebook: