hermes francaWith only 12 days left before UFC Fight Night 17 set to take place, Hermes Franca has suffered a serious knee injury and is not expected to remain on the fight card. His opponent Joe Lauzon, has not been given another opponent and it is unclear if he’ll stay as the headliner, with such a time crunch.

Franca announced this injury update on The Underground martial arts forum.

We have the post here…

From: Hermes Franca
Posted: 14 hours ago
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 402

To all My Fans, unfortunely i am not gonna be able to fight UFC 17 in Tampa Florida, i just tore my ACL on my right knee last saturday….

I think you  guys deserve to hear that from me.

I just want to take care of that , and Joe lauzon you’re lucky mother fucker lololol.(J/K)

Thank you UFC,my fans, friends for the support, i was training hard and i was so excited ,but there’s      nothing i can do, (could be worse), so Hermes franca will take a break for some recovery,and come back  stronger than ever like i always do!!!!

God Bless you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hermes “The unreal”Franca

We’ll keep you updated on Hermes’ health, Joe’s situation, and the overall main card for Fight Night 17. Who knows, maybe know we’ll now be treated to Fioravanti vs. Johnson.