“This was such an important fight for me, not only fighting in my home state but getting my comeback started,” Garbrandt said. “I need to focus on my health right now, but I’m not ruling out a quick turnaround. I’ll be trying to get back as fast as I can.”

At this time, it’s not clear if a replacement opponent will be sought for Assuncao.

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 3/12/2020.