Visa complications have struck again with Gold Coast-based Chelsea Hackett forced out of her Professional Fighters League bout which was scheduled for next weekend.
“Nothing worth having comes easy. Something I have had to consistently remind myself throughout my career, and now have to again. Unfortunately, my debut on PFL next weekend has fallen through due to visa issues,” Hackett announced via social media.
“I’m heartbroken and angry. A lot of sacrifices had been made in the lead up to this fight.”
“Although this fight is no longer happening, it has been by far the best preparation, mentally and physically that I have ever had. I want to thank Freestyle MMA, my training partners, teammates, and coaches. This camp was one of the most incredible camps I have been a part of. Thank you for taking me in the way you have.”
Hackett has confirmed that her management team is working on a new date with the PFL.
“We’re currently working on a new date with the PFL for the near future. And I promise to keep pushing forward and giving my all every time I step into the gym. IT’S JUST A SETBACK, the goal, and the focus remains the same,” Hackett ended.
A former highly regarded kickboxer, Hackett’s MMA record sits at 3-1, 1 draw. The one loss came in her last outing, back in November 2020 where she lost a decision to Victoria Leonardo on the Dana White’s Challenger Series event.
The 23-year-old featured as a contestant on the 2021 season of Survivor: Brains vs Brawn.
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