Pearl Gonzalez is now back on the card because she was able to provide medical clearance from her doctor saying that her implants are not a risk factor.
The weigh-ins proved to be far from routine today. A lot of chatter was going around about both Dan Cormier and Anthony Johnson being two of the last people to weigh in and seemingly both at the last minute. Not only that, but D.C. weighed in at 206.2. Now this is where it gets interesting because since he missed the first time, he is allowed a two hour extension to make weight. He comes back in what most sources are saying about two minutes and weighs in at 205 perfect. I'm not making any claims here, but it just seems too perfect too quick, especially considering the way I understand the rules, the fight would get canned if he didn't get under 206. Then to make today even crazier, after the weighins and everybody making weight, NYSAC decides to pull Pearl Gonzalez from her main card fight because the commission has a ban on breast implants. That fight will most likely not get a replacement and this will be updated when Matt and I get news of changes.
As if Gastelum didn't cause enough problems in the past because of his weight management issues, he just got pulled from his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212 due to testing positive for marijuana. Matt and I are both hoping that Silva v. Hall fight happens now.
At the beginning of this week two fights got announced, Robbie Lwaler will face Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 213 and Rafael Dos Anjos is moving up to welterweight to fight Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111.
And this week with Conor... Training partner Gunnar Nelson says he is unsure if Conor McGregor will fight in the UFC this year and the only thing on his mind is Floyd. Trying to set feelings aside, someone needs to get involved and get Dana's hand off the damn trigger. Conor already had to vacate the Featherweight title because Dana let him parade around the light and welterweight division and not give a damn if the "Champ" ever defended his title. Now Dana is going to let him put all this effort into Floyd and do the same thing to the Lightweight title. Somebody needs to tell him he needs to actually defend the belt if he wants to be called champ or vacate it if he'd rather become a boxer. Conor and Dana are relentlessly holding up title pictures over and over again and hopefully the new owners will come to their senses and break up this love fest.