Nathaniel Wood is a UFC featherweight who was supposed to face Lerone Murphy at UFC 286. Unfortunately, he suffered a gruesome injury while training – and is out of the fight.
Namely, Wood went for a takedown and injured his knee. He shared what happened on social media:
It is with a heavy heart to announce I will no longer be fighting in London. It seems I just can’t get a break in this game with constant set backs. A freak accident landing on wooden trim in wrestling practice.
Sorry for all those who were coming to see me. Going to have a sit down and think about some things. The highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows.
As always, a huge thank you to my team, sponsors , family and supporters.
Can’t catch a break in this game. 😔 pic.twitter.com/X3Hj67evnk
— Nathaniel Wood (@TheProspectMMA) February 8, 2023
Watch the video below to see the takedown take place:
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So what happened, actually? Wood explained in a separate Twitter post:
For those asking, I unfortunately sliced my knee on some wooden trim on the outside of the mats going for a takedown.