Even UFC: Macao won't be saved from this year's incredibly high rate of injuries as Korean bantamweight Kyung Ho Kang has dropped from the card.
Fighters Only reports that Kang suffered a foot fracture and ligament damage after throwing a front kick during training. He will miss his Octagon debut on November 10th, forcing Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres to wait for someone to step up on less than two weeks' notice.
Kang expressed his regrets to Fighters Only, citing that the injury was his own fault:
"It was my own carelessness. [It's] so bad," he told Korean media. "This was such a big opportunity that I have been working really hard, sparring very hard, there were a lot of expectations and I had so many family and friends who bought tickets to fly to Macau. [It's] hard for me to express in words about this situation… [it's] so bad."
Kang, who carries a 11-6 record on the Asian regional MMA circuit, expects to be ready for his first UFC fight in February or March.
Caceres is expected to fight on the main card during UFC on Fuel TV 6, which features a main-event match between middleweights Rich Franklin and Cung Le. So far, the TUF alum is 2-3 in the UFC and 7-5 overall, with his most recent fight ending in a submission victory against Damacio Page.