Rashad Evans will not fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 after all, as the commission in Ontario has decided not to clear the fighter for competition.
Kennedy and Evans were supposed to fight at UFC 205 earlier this month, but the New York Commission denied the latter a license, as a result of the findings of a MRI. Afterwards, the former light-heavyweight champ assured fans he’s healthy, but the Ontario Commission has decided to not clear Evans.
Recently the UFC posted the following statement:
UFC has been notified by the Ontario Athletic Commission that it has declined to approve a license for middleweight Rashad Evans, based on the recent medical issue that prohibited him from competing at UFC 205 in New York City. As a result, Evans’ rescheduled bout against Tim Kennedy, set for UFC 206 in Toronto on Saturday, December 10, has subsequently been cancelled.
The UFC organization takes the health and safety of all athletes competing under the UFC banner very seriously and has encouraged Evans to take all the appropriate time to consult with his physicians and properly evaluate his medical status prior to scheduling any future bouts.