After winning The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 as a middleweight, Kelvin Gastelum shed some skin to try his luck in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight division.
Success did not come without its share of obstacles.
The weight cutting process proved to be a difficult one, and UFC President Dana White temporarily banished him from the 170-pound division, not long after Gastelum cut ties with famed diet coach Mike Dolce.
But now he's back and ready to try again -- thanks to his boss.
"Dana White called me personally and gave me the fight," Gastelum told UFC.com. "He also said that he would be paying for a nutritionist, his name is George Lockhart, so the UFC is putting a lot of interest in this fight."
Opponent Matt Brown is not impressed.
"I'm gonna whoop his ass either way," Brown told UFC Minute.
They'll have the chance to settle this weighty issue in the main event of UFC Fight Night 78 on FOX Sports 1, set for Nov. 21, 2015 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico (current fight card here).
Assuming everyone makes weight.