Here we go again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been forced to scrap another fight for its upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
That’s because welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum failed to make weight, badly enough that New York State Athletic Commission canceled his 170-pound fight against Donald Cerrone, originally scheduled for the UFC 205 PPV main card.
Gastelum comes clean on social media:
I will not be fighting Cowboy Cerrone tomorrow on account that I couldn't make the weight limit. I apologize to Cowboy you are a legend. God bless. I'm sorry to my team, my friends and the people that genuinely care for me. Extremely disappointed, I will have to reevaluate things in my life. No one is perfect. We all have bad days but I promise it will not happen again. I will comeback stronger like I have before. Until next time.
“Cowboy,” who made his mark at 170.4, is understandably livid.
Gastelum has a history of weight-cutting issues at 170 pounds. In fact, things were so bad at one point he needed to be hospitalized, which in turn saw promotion president Dana White hire a nutritionist.
Not long after threatening to banish him to middleweight.
Where he goes from here remains to be seen, but considering the magnitude of the card — as well as the former middleweight’s continuing struggles on the scale — Gastelum’s UFC future could be in question.
For the complete UFC 205 weigh in results click here.