William Gomis Out of UFC 301 Due to Unusual Weight Cutting Problem

The scales were ready. The jaguar, @WilliamGomisMMA, tipped them at 64.9 kg. That’s 143 lbs, folks. 🐆

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Mark your calendars. May 3, 2024, is the date. [@UFCFRA](https://twitter.com/UFCFRA/status/1786372534025212202?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) spilled the beans.

So, here’s the scoop. A fighter from the Ultimate Fighting Championship had to bow out. And not for the usual reasons. 🥊

William Gomis, gearing up for UFC 301, faced off on the scales against Jean Silva. But Gomis, he wasn’t quite himself. Clad in a t-shirt and shorts, he didn’t strip down like the rest. Weighing in at 143 pounds, he was under the limit. And visibly struggling.

The scene was, well, unusual. Silva, too, seemed in a bad way, needing help to even walk. Officials were all over him, trying to help.

Then, the news hit. RMC Sport Combat was first to report the fight’s cancellation due to medical concerns. Other outlets quickly confirmed. The 145-pound bout was off the table.

Word has it, Gomis had a rough time backstage, even throwing up before his weigh-in. Whether a replacement could be found in time to face Silva was a big question mark.

Gomis was on a roll, aiming for his fourth consecutive win in the Octagon since his 2022 debut. He had already claimed victories over Jarno Errens and Francis Marshall. And let’s not forget his win against Yanis Ghemmouri with a stellar body kick in September 2023.

Silva, on the other hand, was riding a wave of momentum too. He demolished Westin Wilson in just over four minutes back in January. With a finishing rate of 92% and nine straight wins, this cancellation was a disappointment, to say the least.

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