Kelvin Gastelum Apologizes for Missing Weight, Canceled Fight at UFC 205

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 11, 2016

Kelvin Gastelum’s issues making weight continued on Friday, as he didn’t even show up to early weigh-ins at Affinia Manhattan ahead of his proposed UFC 205 clash with Donald Cerrone.

According to New York State Athletic Commission rules, a fighter must come within five pounds of his opponent for the bout to proceed. With Cerrone already tipping the scales at 170.4 pounds before he was aware of Gastelum’s woes, the bout was removed from the UFC 205 bill.

UFC officials confirmed that Cerrone will receive his show money for the event. It was the second lost UFC 205 opponent for “Cowboy,” who was originally booked to face Robbie Lawler at Saturday’s event.

Gastelum, meanwhile, took to Twitter to apologize for missing weight.

“I will not be facing [Donald Cerrone] tomorrow on account that I couldn’t make the [weight] limit. I apologize [to] Cowboy, [you’re] a legend. God bless,” Gastelum wrote. “I’m sorry to my team, my friends and the [people] that genuinely care for me. Extremely dissapointed that I will have to reevaluate things in my life.

“No one is perfect. We all have bad days but I promise it will not happen again. I will come back stronger like I have before. Until next time.”

Gastelum successfully made the welterweight limit for his previous two Octagon appearances. His most recent failure occurred prior to a loss against Tyron Woodley at UFC 183, when “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner checked in at a whopping 180 pounds.

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