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Saul Rogers issues statement on visa mishap, apologizes for missing TUF 22 Finale

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"Tha Hangman" realizes that he blew an opportunity, but vows to continue on with his MMA career full force.

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Traveling can be a bit tricky, especially when you get down to the fine print.

It happens, but when you're fighting for a six-figure contract and a chance to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), you should probably know better.

For Saul Rogers, who ravaged the competition on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 to earn a spot in the 155-pound finale opposite teammate Artem Lobov at the "Edgar vs. Mendes" event, he learned the hard way.

The 26-year-old Englishman failed to properly fill out a visa application, and was subsequently unable to face Lobov at the TUF 22 Finale tonight (Fri., Dec. 11, 2015) inside "Chelsea" at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Tha Hangman" has since apologized for the mishap, while Ryan Hall of Urijah Faber's "Team USA" was handpicked by UFC to fill-in and take on "The Russian Hammer" in the evening's co-main event.

For more on how that all went down click here.

For the complete TUF 22 Finale: "Edgar vs. Mendes" fight card and results, including play-by-play updates and analysis, click here and here.