Las Vegan Robert Drysdale forced to pull out of UFC debut

Las Vegan Robert Drysdale will have to wait a bit longer to make his UFC debut.

The light heavyweight has been forced to pull out of a scheduled bout against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro, the Review-Journal has learned.

The reason for the withdrawal is reportedly a staph infection.

Drysdale, 32, is a jiu-jitsu instructor and one of the most well-decorated practitioners of the discipline in the world. He has compiled a 6-0 record with six submission wins since turning pro in mixed martial arts in 2010.

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