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Jared Cannonier announces pectoral surgery, expects fall return to the UFC

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Jared Cannonier is still interested in fighting Darren Till when he returns from surgery later this year.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jared Cannonier won’t be entering the Octagon any time soon.

The UFC middleweight contender, who was expected to face Robert Whittaker on March 7, and then briefly linked to a rumored fight with Darren Till, announced on his social media he will be sidelined due to a pectoral muscle tear that requires surgery.

“Killa Gorilla” was aiming to earn a shot at the 185-pound championship after consecutive stoppage wins over Dave Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson, but will go under the knife on Tuesday.

In his statement, Cannonier made sure to take shots at Till and “your little minions.”

“I’m happy you found some courage and finally decided to accept the fight. On Monday. But only two days after I tore my left Pec completely. When it happened on Saturday 7th February, I was in Houston to talk about how you wouldn’t accept the fight. Now had you said yes when they offered, instead of dodging the fight presumably, I would have been in PHX gettin ready to beat yo ass. I’m not blaming you but I kinda am. Anyway, I’m gettin surgery on Tuesday. If you’re still around in the MW division, I’ll hit you up in the fall. P.S. tell your little minions to stop tagging me in your weird ass posts.”