Jesse Ronson’s long wait to return to the octagon will not come to fruition on Saturday at UFC 231.
After accepting a fight with Diego Ferreira (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on short notice, Ronson (20-8 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has been ruled out of the lightweight matchup just days out after coming in heavy on fight week.
MMAjunkie verified the fight scratch with a person with knowledge of the decision who was unable to speak publicly after the fighter announced the news on social media because the promotion had yet to make officially announce the decision (via Facebook):
Unfortunately my fight this Saturday at UFC is off. I was too heavy to safely make the weight. And perform so they pulled it. Ultimately better for my health but shitty I lost my UFC deal. Look for the bodysnatcher in TKO soon or maybe rizin or one fc. Who knows right now
I’m gutted. And would like to apologize to everyone at the UFC and all those who supported me.
After going 0-3 during his first UFC stint in 2013-2014 with losses to Kevin Lee, Francisco Trinaldo and Michel Prazeres, the Canadian was finally signed back to the promotion for a bout at UFC 231 when John Makdessi withdrew against Ferreira.
Now Ferreira has lost a second opponent for the card because Ronson was deemed “too heavy” to safely cut down to the 156-pound limit.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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