Jamall Emmers suffers back spasms just before walkout, fight against Chas Skelly scrapped at UFC Vegas 19

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Chas Skelly was already in the octagon when he received word that his fight against Jamall Emmers at UFC Vegas 19 was cancelled. According to an announcement made during the broadcast, Emmers suffered back spasms just before he was expected to join Skelly in the cage for their featherweight contest on the prelims. Unfortunately, Emmers was unable to compete and he was pulled from the fight while medical personnel attended to him backstage. Chas Skelly was in the cage waiting for his opponent, but Jamall Emmers could not compete due to back spasms.The #UFCVegas19 bout was canceled due to “medical reasons backstage.” pic.twitter.com/WyOXczZB8I— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 20, 2021 As for Skelly, it was supposed to be his first fight back in more than a year, but unfortunately, he’ll have to wait for a later date to compete again after Emmers was ruled out of their bout. “I feel like I should get my win bonus,” Skelly said after the fight was scrapped. “Because I weighed in, I made weight, I stepped in the cage. That’s how I feel. I hope Jamall’s OK. No animosity. It sucks. I have a lot of people who came out here to watch me fight. I have a ton of people who came. “This was an emotional camp for me because I had a major surgery and I came back and I worked so hard.” Skelly admitted afterward that because he endures a tough weight cut to get down to 145 pounds, it would be nearly impossible for him to make a quick turn around and compete on one of the upcoming cards, though he obviously hopes to fight again soon.
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