Garry Tonon suffers cut, still hopes to make ONE Championship return in April
Tonon was supposed to face UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier in a grappling match on February 21st in Miami. But his opponent announced on Twitter it was cancelled.
The reason for the cancellation became apparent when Tonon replied with a photo of the cut:
Thanks buddy it's just a cut, no big deal but it's right above the eye and if it re opens it'll postpone my training for my fight in April and possibly re open again in the fight. Sorry man pic.twitter.com/F0dwOn7xtD
— Garry Tonon (@Garry_Tonon) February 16, 2020
The multiple time no gi grappling world champion had been expecting to compete in MMA again in April. However he says he might have to postpone the bout if the cut re-opens.
There are currently two cards on the April calendar which Tonon could potentially compete on. ONE: ‘Infinity’ 1 is set for Jakarta on April 10th while ONE: ‘Kings & Queens’ takes place in Kuala Lumpur the following Friday.
Tonon has taken to MMA like a fish to water. He has won five fights out of five by stoppage, facing increasingly higher calibre opposition and culminating in a submission of Yoshiki Nakahara at ONE: ‘Enter the Dragon’.
Other contenders in the featherweight division include Thanh Le who has won three fights out of three for the promotion. There is also the possibility that current lightweight king Christian Lee could drop down.