The flyweight experiment is officially over.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (Fri., Aug. 29, 2014) was forced to cancel the Henry Cejudo vs. Scott Jorgensen fight, which was scheduled for the upcoming UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat. (Aug. 30) inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
That's because the Olympic gold medalist fell ill and was unable to make weight.
Considering Cejudo's history of failed weights cuts -- and abandoned fight cards -- UFC President Dana White issued an ultimatum earlier today after the UFC 177 weigh in event (watch the scrum video here), and made it clear that if and when the Arizonian returns to the Octagon, it will be as a bantamweight.
"He's got a history of doing this. It's not his first time, and if he stays at that weight, it won't be his last. He can come back and try at a heavier weight or not try again."
His spotty record speaks for itself.
White was likely still miffed that he lost his headlining act when Renan Barao joined Cejudo in the no-scale club, thanks to a weight-cutting process that landed the Brazilian in the hospital (more on that here). UFC 177 has undergone a major facelift in the past few hours and you can see all the line-up changes right here.
So ... anyone think we'll ever see Cejudo inside the Octagon?