Benoit (10-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC) got here in three kilos chubby for his flyweight matchup with Zarrukh Adashev (3-Three MMA, 0-2 UFC) throughout Friday’s official weigh-ins, and the matchup was subsequently scratched from the cardboard.
Pulling him was the appropriate name, as getting Benoit onto the size to register the miss was a troubling sight.
From the second Benoit stepped via the backstage curtain towards the stage, it was clear he was in unhealthy form. He had his coach and UFC safety following intently and primarily needed to be guided as much as the size.
Together with his physique shaking, Benoit couldn’t stand nonetheless lengthy sufficient to register an official weight on his first try. He was taken backstage to be examined by a physician, who apparently allowed him to come back again out for a second try.
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Benoit was nonetheless in unhealthy situation, however the individuals round him stored him nonetheless sufficient to formally weigh in. He was 129 kilos.
Inside minutes, the Nevada Athletic Fee revealed it might not clear Benoit for competitors, and the matchup with Adashev was canceled.
It’s unknown presently if both males might be paid his present cash, win cash or UFC Promotional Tips Compliance pay.
Watch the video of Benoit lacking weight above.
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