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Cody Garbrandt looks to be off UFC 213


UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt looks to be off UFC 213 officially.

Garbrandt had been suffering from a bad back and it has been acknowledged for the past week that the fight, scheduled for July 8th in Las Vegas, was in jeopardy when neither Garbrandt nor T.J. Dillashaw was at the May 12th press conference promoting the major summer shows.

Garbrandt posted today on Facebook that he's off the show.

"No, I'm not fighting on the 8th. This has been my dream to get to the top and I want to have longevity."

Garbrandt also gave a timetable regarding returning to train.

"4 more weeks of recovery! Then I can slowly start to train and test it out."

Over the past week, Dana White had said that they sent Garbrandt to Germany to see the doctor's who cured White's Meniere's Disease through a technique called blood spinning. White had said that everyone sent to Germany to those doctors have come back recovered so he was hopeful this would be the case and the fight would be able to take place on the show.

Right now it appears that Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko for the women's bantamweight title will be the main event. UFC had done recent advertising, since tickets went on sale this week, built around Nunes vs. Shevchenko and Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone.