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Nik Lentz releases statement following withdrawal from UFC 216 bout with Will Brooks

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Nik Lentz has opened up about his withdrawal from UFC 216.

The lightweight fighter released a statement late Friday night on his removal from Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Lentz, who is 27–8–2 and one no-contest in his fighting career, was scheduled to take on former Bellator lightweight champion and ex-teammate Will Brooks in the FX preliminary portion of the card. However, on Friday morning the UFC announced that due to medical issues Lentz was forced off the card.

Below is Lentz’s statement: