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UFC 208 bout scrapped following botched weight cut

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Whutchu talkin’ ‘bout Willis?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will proceed with one less bout for its upcoming UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, after New York State Athletic Commission ruled heavyweight combatant Justin Willis medically unfit to compete.

Willis elaborates on Facebook:

Hey everyone, I want you to hear from me first, I did everything I could to make weight for the fight this weekend but due to the short notice my body shut down during the weight cut and the UFC doctors wouldn't clear me to fight. I will be back in the UFC with a full camp very soon. Thank you to everyone at the UFC, all of their staff have been great. I want the same opponent or anybody else will suffice. I will be ready. God Bless.

His opponent, Marcin Tybura, will be rebooked for a later date.

Willis vs. Tybura was scheduled for the UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” portion of the card, which now gets a revised start time of 7 p.m. ET. To see the truncated version of the UFC 208 line up click here.

For the complete UFC 208 weigh in results click here.