Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - by Staff


Ryan Ford has been forced out of his upcoming rematch for the Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight title due to a knee injury suffered in training.

According to a release from MFC, Ford hyper-extended his left knee and while there was no serious damage, he will be unable to compete on the Dec. 5 card.

"My knee got bent the wrong way and some of the ligaments got stretched," said Ford. “I have to stay off it for a bit so there was no way I could have a full training camp, which means I couldn’t be fully prepared for the fight."

Ford was originally scheduled for a rematch with MFC welterweight champion Pat Healy, who defeated the Canadian fighter in July to win the title.

While the delay is disappointing for both fighters, Healy and Ford have agreed to push their fight back to the Feb. 20 MFC card set for the River Cree Resort and Casino.

“I want Healy again and I want to avenge that loss. I’m happy we’re set for Feb. 20 and I’ll be ready to rock,” Ford stated.

Regardless of the injury, Ford will be in attendance at the MFC show on Dec. 5 and has stated he has much interest in seeing the promotional debut of John Alessio, who is scheduled to fight on the card, as the two have apparently had words for each other in the past.

lmao.... if only they would really go under... or if somebody would just buy it from pavelich.... it wouldn't be so back if not for that cocksucker