Patrick Cummins is starting to look like “Thunder” from Big Trouble in Little China, thanks to a swollen foot that is fast approaching the point of explosion from what “Durkin” describes as a “mutant staph infection.”
Seems to be a lot of that going around these days.
As a result, Cummins will be pulled from the upcoming UFC 217: “Bisping vs. St-Pierre” pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“IV antibiotics haven’t touched my mutant staph infection,” Cummins wrote on social media. “UFC 217 isn’t gonna happen for me. Sorry everyone.”
That leaves the promotion with just a few short weeks to find a replacement for light heavyweight bruiser Corey Anderson, who is currently attached to the Fight Pass portion of the UFC 217 preliminary card.
Safe to say “Overtime” was not impressed, based on his latest Instagram post:
“How do YOU call it quits so far out from fight night? There's still 3 weeks til fight night... And I've had staph before.. cut that shit open, drain it, take your meds, take a couple rest days to elevate the leg, and you'll be good by Saturday. You called me out in 2014 and I've been waiting for our time to come every since... There's still plenty of time til the dance. I got my best outfit, my familys tickets, and my friends are all looking forward to it. I hope to see you on the floor.”
To see how that affects the current UFC 217 fight card and line up click here.