The Cage Rage 26 bout between Roman Webber and debutant fighter Scot Fairclough scheduled for May 10 is off the fight card. MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Fairclough broke his hand in training.
Webber was informed of the situation Tuesday night and is understandably disappointed to not be fighting in front of the Birmingham crowd, but understands that these things happen and that he will be back in action shortly.
"Dave (O'Donnell) called me earlier and let me know the news. It's a shame that I am not fighting on the card now as I was really looking forward to it. I have trained really hard for this one, but these things happen, and have to me in the past, so I know what it's like," commented Webber.
Cage Rage has been known to put on some fantastic fights with last minute replacements before, but at this stage, in the week leading up to the fight, it wasn't possible to find a new opponent in time.
"I know they have been ringing round to find someone," Webber added, "but because it's so late in the day, it hasn't been successful. There are guys out there in the division, but aren't necessarily peaked and ready to go."
Cage Rage 26 will still feature a solid card consisting of 10 bouts, topped by the highly anticipated showdown between Ian Freeman and Paul Cahoon.