Chase Sherman's manager releases statement on medical issue, cancellation

UFC Fight Night Sherman v Villanueva
UFC Fight Night Sherman v Villanueva / Douglas P. DeFelice/GettyImages

Chase Sherman is out of his fight at UFC 287 due to a medical issue.

Just minutes before the UFC 287 fights were set to begin Jon Anik announced that the bout between Karl Williams and Chase Sherman was canceled due to a medical issue with Sherman.

Now Sherman's manager Abe Kawa has released a statement.

"Unfortunately @ChaseShermanUFC had a medical issue and won’t be able to compete tonight. He tried is hardest to get in there but on the advice of the UFC medical staff they decided to hold him out and we respect that decision as his safety comes first #UFC287," he tweeted shortly after the news broke.

This isn't the first time that Sherman's fight has been canceled the day of the fight. At UFC Vegas 64 when his opponent Josh Parisian suffered a medical emergency. Prior to that Sherman pulled out of a fight the morning-of when he was scheduled to fight Alexandr Romanov at UFC Vegas 52.

At press time, Sherman has not commented publicly.

Did Joe Rogan ever fight in the UFC?. dark. Next

UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya takes place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, live from the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your live results and highlights throughout fight week.