Ulysses Gomez Hospitalized Due to Weight Cut; Cage Warriors 62 Headliner Scrapped
Former UFC flyweight Ulysses Gomez collapses while cutting weight for Cage Warriors 62 main event
A flyweight title main event between UFC veteran Ulysses Gomez and reigning Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titlist Neil Seery has been canceled after Gomez collapsed while cutting weight for the CWFC 62 headliner.
CWFC officials announced the news on Friday, revealing that Gomez was taken to a Newcastle, England, hospital via ambulance earlier today. While the CWFC statement asserted that Gomez had “recovered well,” the English promotion nevertheless decided to cancel the bout as a precaution.
CWFC 62 takes place Dec. 7 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle and will now be headlined by a 160-pound catchweight contest pitting UFC alum Curt Warburton against Wesley Murch.
A former two-division Tachi Palace Fights champion, Gomez, 30, joined the UFC last year on the heels of back-to-back victories. The Californian struggled in the Octagon, however, suffering a first-round knockout to John Moraga before dropping a unanimous decision to Phil Harris and receiving his UFC release this past February.
Ex-UFC Flyweight Ulysses Gomez was hospitalized after collapsing during his weight cut for today's Cage Warriors 62 weigh-ins.
Ulysses Gomez was all lined up to fight for the first time since his UFC release earlier this year. Gomez was scheduled to face Cage Warriors flyweight champion Neil Seery in tomorrow's main event, but that fight has been scrapped as of today. Gomez collapsed while cutting weight and subsequently was hospitalized. According to Cage Warriors PR director Paul Dollery, the fight is now off:
Ulysses Gomez v Neil Seery is off. Gomez collapsed while cutting weight; was taken to hospital. He's OK now but we've decided to pull fight.— Paul Dollery (@PaulDollery) December 6, 2013
Gomez (9-4) went 0-2 in the UFC, losing by KO to John Moraga at UFC on Fox 4 and then dropping a rather drab and uneventful decision to Phil Harris at UFC on Fuel 7 in London.
After the fight was scrapped Gomez and Seery had a brief exchange on Twitter:
Weight cutting has been a hot button issue over the past several months, with two men's bantamweights missing weight on TUF 18 as well as the death of Brazilian Shooto fighter Leandro Souza. It's worth noting that Gomez has toggled regularly between flyweight and bantamweight throughout his career.
With the main event off the card, former UFC lightweight Curt Warburton and Wesley Murch replaced them as top billing and both made the 160 lbs catchweight.