“I couldn’t have a fight due to injury,” Doo Ho Choi announces his withdrawal from his fight at UFC Vegas 33

Doo Ho Choi is ruled out of his fight against Danny Chavez at UFC Vegas 33 due to a shoulder injury.

Doo Ho Choi
Doo Ho Choi

‘The Korean Superboy’ Doo Ho Choi was booked to face Danny Chavez in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 33 in a Featherweight contest on 31st July. But the featherweight fighter announced on Sunday via Instagram that he will not be competing in this fight due to an injury.

Doo Ho Choi was returning inside the Octagon almost after one and half years as he last fought against Charles Jourdain on UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs The Korean Zombie in December 2019.

Through his Instagram post Choi says, “First of all, I’m so sorry for the fans who are waiting for my fight because I couldn’t have a fight due to injury. I’m in a fight business. That means an unexpected accident can happen at any time and I also think a fighter should take the fight even if he has a some injury because that is way it is.”

Choi's Instagram Post
Choi’s Instagram Post

“I injured my shoulder in the last sparring session on Friday night. It was very light and easy rolling but something bad unlucky thing happened.”

“It is not a huge injury, but definitely it isn’t something that can handle the fight. If I had more time for recover, I would push forward and take the fight, but our camp inevitable decided that two weeks were just too shorts to recover.”

Doo Ho Choi is looking for a quick booking for a new date for his fight

Choi and Edgar
Choi and Edgar

According to Choi the injury he faced is only a minor injury and he will look forward to a quick turnaround as soon he gets fit. He also added that he still wants to fight Danny Chavez, although this isn’t yet known that the promotion will find a new opponent for him for UFC Vegas 33 or reschedule this fight.

Choi added, “I’m so sad that I prepared for this fight very hard and I apologize, Danny because he must have prepared so hard for this battle as well.”

“I’ll be back in good condition soon, I really want to fight Danny when I get back show my best performance for the fans. Wait till I come back it will not be long.”

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Shivansh Thakur is a part of the FirstSportz UFC team. Previously, he worked in Sports4all for around 9 months. Along with this, he is a national medalist and black belt in Judo.