In New First, UFC Won’t Let Fighter Cut Weight, Cancels UFC Orlando Bout On Four Days Notice

It would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now short a match for the promotion’s incipient fight card. In a new first, a fighter has not been permitted to cut weight for his weigh-in.

Lightweight competitors Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier were initially set to face off at UFC on FOX 28. However, the fight has since been pulled from the night’s event.

In a statement released by the mixed martial arts promotion, it was revealed that the UFC’s medical team deemed Gilbert Burns unfit to cut necessary weight for his weigh-ins. Check out the UFC’s official statement below:

“Saturday’s UFC Fight Night bout between Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been removed from the card at Amway Center in Orlando. Upon his arrival, the UFC medical team determined that it would be unsafe for Burns to cut additional weight necessary to meet the 156-pound limit. The card will proceed as scheduled with twelve fights.”

UFC on FOX 28 will go down Feb. 24 inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett will be headlining the card as they put on a featherweight war for the Orlando crowd.

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