Career threatening injury rules Rob Sinclair out of Bellator lightweight tournament
The Fight Lounge can exclusively reveal that UK lightweight Rob “C-4″ Sinclair has been ruled out of the Bellator lightweight tournament, that was scheduled to take place on September 27th, at Bellator 101 in Portland, Oregon, United States due to injury.
The Fight Lounge can reveal that Rob “C-4″ Sinclair has been ruled out of Bellator 101 due to a career threatening injury that was sustained earlier this week in training. The Fight Lounge are not obliged to go into detail regarding the incident, but what we can tell you is that Rob is currently in hospital, after sustaining an injury that at one point was said to be career threatening.
We spoke to Sinclair’s management (TFL Sports Agency) who informed us that Rob is doing fine and is in hospital. Both Rob and his management believe he will be back sometime next year and aiming to get that Bellator title:
“We at TFL Sports Agency are absolutely devastated, as are Rob’s family, team-mates and Bellator MMA. The doctor’s told Rob that a normal man couldn’t fully recover from his injury and certainly couldn’t compete in a sport such as MMA again. Luckily for everybody though, Rob isn’t a normal man – he is an extremely well-tuned athlete with grit and pure determination. He is set to undergo surgery and then spend time with the physio to get back to what he was before the freak accident. This is just a set back; Rob will be back and will be once again aiming to to win the Bellator belt”
Rob Sinclair was set to take on former UFC lightweight Rich Clementi on September 27th, at Bellator 101 in Portland, Oregon, United States in the Bellator lightweight tournament quarter-final. Sinclair vs. Clementi was one of four-fights that was set to take place that night, along with former UFC veteran Marcus Davis taking on Alexander Sarnavskiy, John Alessio will faces Will Brooks, and Saad Awad who will meet UK lightweight and teammate of Rob Sinclair, Martin “50 Cal” Stapleton.
Now Bellator MMA will look for a replacement for Sinclair to face Rich Clementi in the lightweight tournament quarter-final.
All the members at The Fight Lounge would like to wish the former BAMMA lightweight champion, Rob Sinclair, all the very best in recovery and hope he makes a successful return to the sport in 2014.
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By Robert Riley
UK MMA Journalist, Writer, Promoter and Matchmaker sponsored by: