Brian Kelleher’s future in MMA uncertain due to injury that led to cancellation of UFC Vegas 72 fight

Brian Kelleher, a veteran bantamweight with an outstanding record of 24-14, has recently voiced his uncertainty about returning to the UFC after it was discovered that he has been carrying an undisclosed injury. As a result, Kelleher’s scheduled fight with Journey Newson at UFC Vegas 72 had to be called off, and Marcus McGhee was called in as a replacement. McGhee proceeded to dominate Newson, ultimately earning a second-round submission win.

Though details regarding Kelleher’s injury have been scarce, the fighter himself revealed on Instagram that the UFC had deemed it significant enough to stop the fight. While Kelleher has not elaborated on the nature of his injury, he has acknowledged that his future fighting plans will be put on an indefinite hold as a result of this setback.

Kelleher expressed disappointment but also gratitude for having achieved so much in his mixed martial arts career thus far. Although his plans to fight have been put on hold for now, he is still keen on remaining involved with the sport in multiple capacities.

Despite this setback, Kelleher’s record of 8-7 in the UFC speaks for itself. And while his future in the sport may be uncertain at present, there is little doubt that he has more to contribute to this incredible and ever-evolving industry.


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