Shamrock FC: Mayhem: Pulling out of fight in January was toughest thing Kyle Kurtz has dealt with in MMA

The main event of Saturday’s Shamrock FC: Mayhem card in St. Louis, Missouri will be a welterweight bout as Kyle Kurtz returns from injury to meet Kevin Engel in the fight card coming from the River City Casino.

Kurtz (5-1) was scheduled to be in the main event of Shamrock FC: Assault in January against Bobby Voelker, but he had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. On Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Kurtz explained how that was the toughest decision he had to make in his mixed martial arts career to this point.

“It’s had to been the toughest thing that I have had to deal with,” Kurtz explained. “As an amateur, I never had to pull out of a fight. I never pulled out of fights for anything. I went in with injuries all the time. I had my coaches be the brains for me. I was willing to fight no matter what and I ended up going to the doctor. Doctor would not sign me off and ending up having to pull off. I was just hoping that my coaches would let me do it. Obviously, it’s not the smartest thing to do. Luckily, I got some time to heal up and come in there and go full throttle.”

Check out Kurtz’s complete interview from Tuesday’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.