“I would like to apologize to the press and the fans in the Korea and around the world – about 10 days before this press conference, Ruslan Karaev had to (withdraw due to injury) and also many people had been expecting Andrei Arlovski, the former champion of the UFC, but he was also injured during sparring about a week ago. We had been trying to convince (Arlovski) to come over for this event but due to the doctor’s opinion we had to cancel his participation as well. I would like to apologize for these changes.”
And here I was thinking he’d cancelled because FEG often announces fighters without having actually booked them and they don’t have the money to pay guys like Arlovski and Arlovski had been dicked around by FEG several times in the past and just wasn’t willing to potentially get screwed over. Boy do I feel silly.