Je reste positif et je reviens au plus vite
⏰🤜🏾 Jarrah a de la chance cette fois mais il ne peut pas se cacher.
chez moi maintenant, alors je vais botter les fesses de tous ces
poids welters …
— Cédric Doumbè (@CedricDoumbe)
June 7, 2023
Doumbe’s highly-anticipated Professional Fighters League debut
will have to wait.
The organization announced on Wednesday that Doumbe has withdrawn
from a proposed welterweight clash against Jarrah
Al-Silawi at PFL 6 on June 23. As a result, Zach
Juusola will step in and face Al-Silawi at the event.
Doumbe took to social media to reveal that a wrist injury was the
reason behind his exit.
“Now, we are training, we trained, we trained a lot. Everything was
good. At the grappling training I don’t know why but my wrist hurt,
I told myself it will heal. There’s always little injuries during
the training camp. And then, at home I wasn’t able to move my
wrist, it hurt me so bad. I waited two, three days to see if it
would pass and the next day I wasn’t able to use my wrist.
“So, I went to the doctor and he forbade me to fight. ‘You can
fight but if you want to use only 20 percent of your abilities,
that’s your problem.’ … We’re gonna try to fight quickly, maybe
this summer, September, or October.”
Doumbe was an accomplished kickboxer, compiling a 75-7-1 career
mark while twice winning the 170-pound championship with Glory. The
30-year-old Frenchman is 4-0 since transitioning to MMA, most
recently defeating Pawel
Klimas via second-round TKO on March 4.
Cedric Doumbe Withdraws from June 23 PFL Debut