“Shayna has been dealing with a lot of injuries.” Taraverdyan told FightHub TV. “Her leg was injured; her ankle, and then she got back problems last week. She has been hurting a lot and has been doing therapy. I gave her the week off so that it would be better for her to train in the peak of her camp. She had a hard week. She was struggling and was hurt.
On Monday, I sat down and spoke to all the people that train with us and the coaches who help out and decided that it was best for her to pull out of this fight and get ready for the next fight.”
“She has a lot of experience and I would hate to see her get into a fight that is not a fair fight. Being injured, anything can happen in that octagon and I wouldn’t feel comfortable putting her into a fight. It is my job as a trainer to protect my fighters and make sure my fighter is healthy once they get into the octagon to compete, especially at that level.”
“So many crazy things happen in this sport. People get hurt and it is not smart getting in there being hurt. It is what it is. She was very upset. She was crying all day yesterday but the whole team is here and wants the best for her.”