Alex Reid has been forced to postpone a crunch fight – after injuring himself during a TV show.

Ironically, cage fighter Alex – married to Katie Price – was hurt while making a series about his preparations for the battle with Tom ‘Kong’ Watson.

But his opponent has been angered by the withdrawal and branded his competitor ‘a complete joke’.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner has been advised he should not continue to train at the level required for the fight. He was due to take part in the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (Bamma) bill on May 15.

Watson also complained he was out of pocket and said he had already sold tickets to the value of £12,000.

A statement on behalf of Alex said: “Alex Reid has sustained an injury during the filming of his Bravo Fight Of His Life programme. He has seen numerous doctors and specialists, all advising him to not train at the level required in the lead-up to a fight.

“Alex is gutted to postpone the fight and is looking forward to taking on his competitor.”

But in a message on his blog, Watson said: “Enjoy your new lifestyle and fame, Mr Reid, because I’m sure it’s not only me but many other people now who categorise you as a complete joke with no class to just stand up and be a man.”

However, a Bamma spokesman said that, as far as they were concerned, the fight was still on: “Until Alex’s injury is confirmed, this fight still remains part of our hugely impressive Bamma 3 fight card.”