Michele Gutierrez pulls out of Bellator 84 fight, Felice Herrig says injury is “fake”
The rematch between Felice Herrig and Michele Gutierrez that is scheduled at Bellator 84 is not going to happen.
Guiterrez confirmed on her Twitter that she had to withdraw from the Dec. 14 due to a hand injury. Bellator has yet to make an official statement regarding the fight.
Although the match may have been canceled, Herrig and Gutierrez continue to trade barbs. Angry at Gutierrez for pulling out of the fight, Herrig has called injury “fake” and posted in image of what supposedly were text conversations that Gutierrez had with Brandon Vera and Erin Beach.
Gutierrez’s camp posted a photo of the injured fighter in a cast, but Herrig took the same picture and added the words “four [pounds] cast, 137 [pounds] liar.”
According to Wombat Sports, Gutierrez and her management will be seeking legal action against Herrig and her manager for posting the images.
Herrig had previously fought Gutierrez in 2009 she submitted her in the second round with an armbar.
On Dec. 2, Herrig confirmed that she a replacement opponent for Bellator 84 and it sounds like she is continuing her training. The last thing she needs to think about any upcoming legal battle.
Honestly I hope this situation dies quick. Herrig does have a right to be angry for the rematch not happening. However, Herrig should wait to take out that anger until she is standing across the cage from Gutierrez.
As for Gutierrez, she should get well as soon as she can, until she is ready to fight again.
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