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Pat Curran Forced To Pull Out Of Bellator 121 Title Defense

Pat Curran Forced To Pull Out Of Bellator 121 Title Defense

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Pat Curran regained the Bellator featherweight title in March and was looking forward to the rematch with Patricio Freire. The featherweight champion is going to have to wait a little bit longer for the fight. Bellator announced late last night that Curran suffered a severe right calf strain in training and is out of Bellator 121 main event against Freire on June 6 at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

“I’ve been training incredibly hard for this fight by pushing myself to my absolute limits in training,” Curran said in a press release. “Unfortunately during some conditioning drills, I suffered a bad calf strain that has halted my training for one of the biggest fights of my career. I have my sights set on getting back into the cage as soon as possible with July in mind, but I want to be 100% healthy heading into that cage to smash Pitbull.”

After a fight of the year candidate against Daniel Straus to reclaim the Bellator featherweight title, Curran can now focus on Pitbull, who is looking to avenge his 2013 razor thin split decision loss to Curran and capture his first Bellator championship.

No word on when the fight will take place.

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Steven is the site editor for Between The Ropes. He was a featured UFC columnist for Bleacher Report and a writer for MMASucka.com. Steven was also the host of the MMA show "The Fight Club Chicago" which aired for three years at various websites. You can email Steve at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com.

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