Torn Bicep Forces Mike Davis Out of UFC Denver Bout vs. Drew Dober

June 19, 2024
Mike Davis will not be competing at UFC on ESPN 59 in Denver as originally anticipated.

The 31-year-old former Dana White's Contender Series competitor revealed via Instagram that he suffered a torn bicep during sparring earlier this month. As a result, “Beast Boy” will no longer face Drew Dober in their proposed lightweight bout on July 13. It’s unclear if Dober will remain on the card against a replacement opponent.

“Yes, I need surgery. They have to reattach the tendon by drilling it back into the bone,” Davis wrote. “I’m so f—ing disappointed … I try so f—ing hard … I’m dealt such a s—t hand in life full of skill and talent that I can’t even use.”

Davis recently returned to action following nearly a year-and-a-half absence at UFC Fight Night 239, where he submitted Natan Levy in the second round of their March 16 encounter. The Fusion X-Cel representative has been victorious in his last four Octagon appearances after dropping his promotional debut to Gilbert Burns.

UFC on ESPN 59 takes place at Ball Arena and is headlined by a flyweight clash between Rose Namajunas and Maycee Barber.


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