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Report: Cody Garbrandt hospitalised with kidney issues; Out of UFC Columbus

Cody Garbrandt is out of UFC Columbus.

By Oscar Willis - 12 Mar 2020

Cody Garbrandt is not getting his homecoming after all.

The former UFC bantamweight champion has been hospitalised with kidney issues, as first reported by AGFight.com. As such, he is out of his UFC Columbus bout with Raphael Assuncao on March 28.

It was set to be Garbrandt’s return to action as he looks to break a three-fight losing streak. He was last seen in first-round defeat to Pedro Munhoz in March of last year.

“On Saturday, I had flu-like symptoms. The lymph nodes in my groin were so inflamed I couldn’t walk,” Garbrandt told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. I took an Uber to the hospital and did a bunch of tests. The doctor sent me home and 20 minutes later I felt worse, pissing blood. This was such an important fight for me. 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.”

As of yet, the UFC have not announced a replacement.

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