Some of the UFC’s top middleweights have decided to chime in with their reactions to the multiple fight cancellations that occurred today.
UFC Fight Night 124 is set to go down Sunday night, Jan. 14, inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. However, the fight card will have to go on without two of the night’s exciting match ups.
Uriah Hall was initially set to face off against Vitor Belfort in the night’s co-main event. However the fight has since been removed, as Hall has been transported to the hospital after fainting prior to the weigh-ins.
Zak Cummings also failed to appear at the official weigh-ins, forcing the fighter out of his match up against Thiago Alves.
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is also out of his highly anticipated first title defense, as the fighter succumbed to an unrevealed injury. Whittaker was initially set to face off against former champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.
Instead, Rockhold is now set to face off against Yoel Romero for the interim title on the night’s card. The event will go down Feb. 10 inside the Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia. It will be available live on pay-per-view.
Taking to social media, two of the UFC’s top middleweights have decided to voice their opinions on the recent fight cancellations.
“Middleweight bouts have been taking a hit today … sighhhh,” Derek Brunson stated over Twitter.
Middleweight bouts have been taking a hit today … sighhhh
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 13, 2018
“Wow this MW division!!!” Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman added.
Wow this MW division ?!!!
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) January 13, 2018
“Waiting on Colby Covington to tweet how these filthy animals can’t make weight and how he’ll make weightcutting great again,” UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad stated.
Waiting on Colby Covington to tweet how these filthy animals can’t make weight and how he’ll make weightcutting great again
— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) January 13, 2018