Randy Brown the Latest Casualty for UFC Brooklyn

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The latest in a string of withdrawals from UFC Brooklyn is Randy Brown, who released a statement Sunday regarding his removal from the upcoming card.

Yet another fighter has been forced off next weekend’s UFC Brooklyn card. On Sunday, welterweight Randy Brown confirmed earlier reports that he had been removed from the event, which marks the UFC’s debut on ESPN+. Brown had been scheduled to face Chance Recountre at the show. Instead, he’s off the card, though no official reason has been given.

Per a statement from Brown on Sunday, however, it is not a medical matter.

“Thank you to all my friends family and the fans attending the UFC Brooklyn event,” Brown wrote on his official Twitter account. “I am 100% healthy and ready to fight. My team and I tried our best to keep the fight on. Unfortunately the decision wasn’t up to us. I’m excited to be back in action as soon as possible.”

The UFC has not released an official statement on the matter, though they are expected to seek out a replacement to face Recountre. Brown, meanwhile, joins Ion Cutelaba and John Lineker, both of whom were also forced off the card. Their removals were due to injuries.

Brown last fought at UFC Boise, losing to Niko Price via knockout. He’s 4-3 overall in the UFC. UFC Brooklyn (UFC Fight Night 143) takes place January 19 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.