The main event bout between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone is official. Both men weighed in at 170 pounds on Friday and their fight is a go. Unfortunately, the event lost its second fight from the original card.
Earlier in the week, the Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson bout was scratched because of an injury to the latter. On Friday, Alexa Grasso missed the strawweight limit by a whopping 5.5 pounds.
As a result, her fight with Claudia Gadelha was canceled. The Nevada State Athletic Commission prohibits a fight to go forth when one of the athletes has missed weight by more than three pounds.
Grasso posted a statement on Instagram following the bout’s cancellation:
Here is the English translation Grasso included in the post’s comment section. She ends by saying she is officially moving to flyweight:
I want to apologize to Claudia Gadelha and the UFC I know this is a fight all were waiting a lot, including me. I trained very much for this and I did everything to lose those pounds. The commission did not allow our combat although my opponent and I agreed with the sanction this implied for me. The doctors did not allow me to compete.
You don’t know how difficult it has been lately to keep me in this weight class.
It was not a lack of discipline because even if I do not have a fight I’m ALWAYS on diet. I turned 26 and my body is not the same, I am growing and I am in this biological process where my metabolism is changing. I have lived in recent years to the limit of what a body needs to be healthy, and yet I have always fulfilled my obligations.
Let’s not talk about flu or if my period is crossed because that added to the diet had made the weight cuts real suffering. I never complain or tell these things because I am not that kind of person and I always show you my best attitude.
My team and I have decided that the smartest and healthiest thing to do is to be in another weigh class. With all the respect that it deserves and of course pain in my heart, I say goodbye to the strawweight division 115 LB This year has a different goal for me and I officially move to Flyweight 125 LB. I know that at this weight I will be healthier and stronger giving my body all the nutrients it needs.
Thanks to all the people who support me, my Lobo team and my coaches who are with me every day and know that what I do is complete a commitment to my sport and my career. I start a new stage in my life!