After Charles Oliveira was stripped of his light-weight strap for lacking weight, Donald Cerrone then withdrew from UFC 274 on the final minute.
Welcome to our stay protection of UFC 274 in Arizona.
There was chaos at Saturday’s weigh-in when Charles Oliveira was stripped of his light-weight title as a result of he tipped the scales at 0.23kg over the restrict for his battle in opposition to Justin Gaethje.
The bout will nonetheless go forward however Gaethje is the one man able to strolling out of the Octagon with the belt, if he’s profitable.
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There was extra late drama on Sunday morning shortly earlier than the early prelims kicked off when Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was pulled from the cardboard due to sickness.
The UFC veteran’s conflict in opposition to Joe Lauzon was scrapped from the primary card as commentator Joe Rogan revealed meals poisoning was behind Cerrone’s absence.
“They think what might have happened is Donald ate something bad,” Rogan stated. “Because he was throwing up, he couldn’t keep food down. He felt terrible.
“They tried to give him time to recover but I talked to Dr. (Jeff) Davidson and it was just not going to happen.”
Cerrone final fought in Might final 12 months, when he was knocked out by Alex Morono.
Drake makes insane wager
Drake is betting massive on Justin Gaethje.
The rapper laid down $550,000 Canadian (that’s about $AUD600,000) on Gaethje to beat Oliveira.
If his wager comes off, Drake will win $AUD1.5 million.
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier was shocked by the wager.
“There is not a human being on the planet that I am betting $500,000 on even if I had Joe Rogan’s money,” Cormier stated.
“There’s no way you bet that much!
“But Drake, he likes what he sees in Justin Gaethje.”
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