Friday, May 09, 2008

Report: Jonathan Goulet turns down UFC 85 fight

Originally posted by Staff on May 09, 2008 at 9:30 am ET

Jonathan Goulet (22-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has pulled out of a planned UFC 85 bout with Paul Kelly (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Goulet, who defeated Kuniyoshi Hironaka just three weeks ago at UFC 83, turned down the June 7 fight due to a shortage of training time, according to a Thursday report from TKO Xtreme.

Goulet had been one of the last fighters scheduled for the event. At one time, Kelly had been rumored to be fighting "The Ultimate Fighter 6" cast member Troy Mandaloniz.

However, TKO Xtreme broke the news late last month that Goulet had accepted the bout instead.

There's no word on a possible replacement for Goulet. As of Friday morning, Kelly was not listed on the Events page.

For the latest UFC 85 fight card, which features a main event between former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes and rising prospect Thiago Alves, check out the MMA Rumors section of



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