Athletic commission denies former champ Evans a license for UFC 206
Rashad Evans fights Thiago Silva during UFC 108 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review Journal, Jason Bean)
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, November 21, 2016 8:52PM EST
The Ontario Athletic Commission has barred former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans from fighting at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto.
Evans was also denied a license to fight at UFC 205 earlier this month in New York City.
"(The) 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," the UFC said Monday in a statement. "As a result, Evans' rescheduled bout against Tim Kennedy, set for UFC 206 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 10, has subsequently been cancelled."
The UFC did not detail Evans' medical issue. Neither did Evans, who took to social media to state his case.
"Despite the latest news on not getting a license to fight in Toronto I am 100% healthy. I will not retire. Thank yuh for the support," he wrote.
The 37-year-old Evans also apologized to Kennedy via Twitter and thanked the UFC for being "very helpful with making sure I am OK and getting this cleared up."