"Fighting has been my life for more than 15 years. It's what I have chosen for myself, and what I love to do. For me it's really hard to have to step out of a fight, really difficult, and to accept that this was the only viable alternative wasn't easy at all. Unfortunately, still early in this camp, I injured my knee. I spent all Camp doing all within my reach to be able to fight on September 23rd, trained the whole time under medication, protection in my knee, ice and physical therapy. I went beyond my limit because fighting in Japan again is something I have been dreaming about for a long time, because I didn't want to disappoint the fans, and because I was raised this way in martial arts by my master. I already stepped up to fight injured several times in my career, and there was no lack of effort. But unfortunately all the effort only worsened the injuries, and a time came when my team and I had to accept that there were no alternatives, and I had to leave the fight. It was not easy. I want to apologize my opponent, I've been in the same situation even when we faced the first time, and I know it is never easy, and especially to apologize to the public, especially to all those who were anxiously awaiting this fight. I'll take care of my recovery now, heal my injuries and come back stronger. Challenges are put in front of us every day, and what really matters is how we face them. Thank you for everyone's affection."