Tatsuya Kawajiri off UFC Japan card with detached retina, surgery scheduled

Tatsuya Kawajiri
Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tatsuya Kawajiri was planned for UFC Japan, but a detached retina will cause a delay in his sophomore UFC appearance.

First announced by Ariel Helwani on MMAFighing, sources later confirmed to MMA-in-ASIA that The Crusher injured his eye about a week ago, and just decided to go under the knife for repair surgery. Kawajiri made his debut against Clay Guida and was out-worked to a Unanimous Decision in April, a bout which halted an almost 4-year winning streak. He was rumored to face Darren Elkins in his next bout.