Straight from Hermes Franca himself on the UG:
To all My Fans, unfortunely i am not gonna be able to fight UFC 17 in Tampa Florida, i just tore my ACL on my right knee last saturday….
I think you guys deserve to hear that from me.
I just want to take care of that , and Joe lauzon you're lucky mother f***er lololol.(J/K)
Thank you UFC,my fans, friends for the support, i was training hard and i was so excited ,but there's nothing i can do, (could be worse), so Hermes franca will take a break for some recovery,and come back stronger than ever like i always do!!!!
God Bless you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hermes “The unreal”Franca