Kelvin Gastelum has had his fair share of weight cut issues, but he seemed to have found a resurgence in his career when he made the shift to middleweight. After finishing both Tim Kennedy and Vitor Belfort in dominant fashion, Gastelum set his sights on Anderson Silva and got his wish; The two were scheduled to square off at “UFC 212” later on this year.
With all of his weight cut issues in the past, it should have been smooth sailing for Gastelum to fight night. Think again.
Gastelum was flagged by United States Anti-Doping Agency testing positive for marijuana metabolites. UFC officials have since removed him from the fight and rankings, forcing Gastelum out of yet another scrap. Gastelum has now pulled out of a reported 26% of his fights.
It all started when an injury forced him out of his fight with Court McGee in 2013. At UFC 195 in 2015, Gastelum was also forced out of his fight with Kyle Noke due to a wrist injury. His fight with Donald Cerrone was also scrapped just days before the fight took place due to weight cut issues. Now, “The Spider” is left searching for an opponent for “UFC 212”.