- JESSE MORENG WITHDRAWS FROM WEC BOUT

February 7, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com
Jesse Moreng has had to withdraw from his Feb. 13 World Extreme Cagefighting bout with Scott Jorgensen. MMAWeekly.com sources on Thursday night confirmed that Moreng fractured his foot this week and can barely walk on it.

He reportedly attempted to train through the injury and stay in the fight, but was forced by his camp to pull out of the fight.

The fight was part of the scheduled undercard for the promotion’s first foray outside of Las Vegas since being purchased by the owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in early 2007. It is set for the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., just outside of Albuquerque.

The Feb. 13 event features three championship bouts, headlined by a battle between current welterweight champion Carlos Condit and challenger Carlo Prater.

It was unknown at the time of publication if a replacement would be found for Moreng or if the promotion would have to scrap the bout altogether.

-Carlos Condit vs. Carlo Prater
-Rob McCullough vs. Jamie Varner
-Chase Beebe vs. Miguel Torres
-Yoshiro Maeda vs. Charlie Valencia
-Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Leonard Garcia
-Micah Miller vs. Chance Farrar
-Mark Hominick vs. Josh Grispi
-Manny Tapia vs. Antonio Banuelos
-Cody Wheeler vs. Del Hawkins
-Scott Jorgensen vs. TBA

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