Luke Rockhold was forced to pull out from his fight at UFC 230 due to injury. He was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman at the event but was eventually replaced by Ronaldo Souza who was on the same card.
During his recent chat with MMA Junkie, Rockhold detailed about his injury.
“Unfortunately, I was misguided by a couple of doctors, and I wouldn’t say malpractice, but it was a pretty idiotic move to open me up on the blade of my shin where they did, and everything I learned thus far. It seemed like a superficial surgery, and that’s why I went ahead with it. And sure enough, it’s been one of the worst things that I’ve ever dealt with in my life. So, I really can’t make any contact with it,” he said.
He also revealed that he was not able to use his left leg.
“It’s on the blade of my shin and it’s such a – like, I was in jeopardy of so many things with this leg and its repercussions if I were to go out there, and this thing opened up and an infection got into the bone. It’s just not worth it. I didn’t kick. The whole camp I didn’t use my left leg to kick. And so unfortunately after Vegas I got an infection on my way back home. And then as I thought the leg was doing better, and it would be ready to go, it backtracked and opened up, and then it was in jeopardy again. It was red, it was inflamed, and it was dangerous, because the skin has to build up,” he added.
When concluding the interview, he noted that the December 29 UFC Pay-per-view is something that interests him.