When news of Erik Perez’s exit from this Saturday’s UFC 159 card broke, most just believed he suffered a late training injury.
However, thanks to the Jackson’s MMA Twitter page, we now know that the rising bantamweight prospect is still in the hospital.
Say a prayer for @goyito_perez been in the hospital since Saturday night with severe leg staph infection. Hopping he turns the corner today!
— Jackson’s MMA (@JacksonsMMA) April 22, 2013
Perez recently signed a six-fight extension with the UFC, and hopefully the 23-year-old can make a quick recover and get back to action.
Bedford will remain on the card, taking on Bryan Caraway.