David Branch was understandably upset that arguably the biggest fight of his career has been scratched in the middle of training camp . Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) was scheduled to fight Yoel Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 28 next month, but an injury to UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) caused the UFC to reshuffle matchmaking, and as a result Romero now meets Luke Rockhold (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) for the interim 185-pound belt at UFC 221. Aside from Whittaker, the biggest loser to come from the situation is former WSOF champ Branch, who is left without an opponent and in a position of uncertainty. He was disappointed to learn of the news, especially because it came through the pipeline in the middle of the night. Branch took to social media and provided a reaction to the news, and it seemed he was trying to keep in high spirits (via Instagram ): “I just got up to take a (expletive) piss, man, and I found out about all this (expletive) right now. I’ve been training my (expletive) ass off, man.
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