The upcoming UFC Fight Night 127 event — which is set to go down Saturday March 17, 2018 inside O2 Arena in London, England — has lost a bout just a few days before fight night.
Jack Marshman, who was set to make his Welterweight debut against Brad Scott, was pulled from the event after he ran into some weight cutting issues trying to make the drop down to 170 pounds for the first time. Marshman’s manager, Graham Boylan broke it all down to MMA Junkie:
“As with all athletes, the weight cut is always something that can go wrong, no matter how experienced you are in this game. Hopefully we can get this fight rescheduled ASAP. (Marshman) is not the first and won’t be the last – these things happen. All we can do is move on and learn from it. Jack would like to send his apologies to Brad and fans.”
As for Scott, he took to Twitter to respond to the news by saying that had the promotion reached out to him, he would’ve gladly taken the bout at Middleweight. Plus, he is currently on standby ready to fill in on short notice should he bee needed.
I would of gladly taken a fight at 185 if I knew he was struggling. I fought at 170 all the way to the Ufc. I then had staph really bad then got sick and lost lots of weight. That’s why I moved down— Bradley Scott (@Bradleyscott89) March 15, 2018
I’m making weight now and being a stand in. I’ll fight ww or middleweight if anyone gets injured— Bradley Scott (@Bradleyscott89) March 15, 2018
No word yet if Scott will be compensated his show money.
The event -- which is set to be headlined by a Heavyweight showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Volkov — will go on with 11 fights and will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
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