The Ontario Athletic Commission has stepped in and forced the UFC to scratch Rashad Evans-Tim Kennedy for UFC 206.
The bout was suppose to take place at UFC 205, but the New York Athletic Commission denied Evans’ fight license.
Below is a statement from the UFC:
UFC has been notified by the Ontario Athletic Commission that it has declined to approve a license for middleweight Rashad Evans, based on the recent medical issue that prohibited him from competing at UFC 205 in New York City. As a result, Evans’ rescheduled bout against Tim Kennedy, set for UFC 206 in Toronto on Saturday, December 10, has subsequently been cancelled.
The UFC organization takes the health and safety of all athletes competing under the UFC banner very seriously and has encouraged Evans to take all the appropriate time to consult with his physicians and properly evaluate his medical status prior to scheduling any future bouts.