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Injury forces Kiefer Crosbie to miss BAMMA 32 card

Undefeated welterweight Kiefer Crosbie (3-0-0) has been ruled out of action for up to seven weeks after rupturing a disc in his back during training.

The 27-year-old had been expected to fight on the BAMMA 32 card in the 3 Arena, Dublin on November 11th.

Crosbie impressed at BAMMA 30 in July when he dispatched of Waldemar Cichy (0-1-0) in the first-round via TKO.

“I thought that I was going to be alright to fight on BAMMA but I’m not medically cleared. The doctors have advised me not to fight because the recovery is long,” Crosbie told Fightstore Media.

“I will always listen to expert’s opinions. Nobody is more gutted about bowing out than me. I’m the one who wanted the fight more than anybody.

“I always fight with injuries but this time it’s too serious to do that; I’d just be risking my health.”

The time frame for recovery is expected to be between six to seven weeks and Crosbie is hopeful that he can return to action in December.

The news of his injury follows an announcement last week that teammate James Gallagher had suffered a knee injury, ruling him out of his Bellator Dublin headliner with Jeremiah Labiano.

SBG’s Brian Moore (10-5-0) will replace Gallagher in the main event. He will face undefeated American prospect AJ McKee (9-0-0).

Bellator 187/BAMMA32 takes place on November 10th, 2017 in Dublin’s 3 Arena.

Check out Kiefer’s documentary here.

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Alastair Magee

Recent Journalism graduate with a passion for covering martial arts. Giving amateur and professional fighters in Ireland the coverage they deserve.

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