Pearl Gonzalez may have to wait a little longer before making her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut.
Gonzalez was set to compete against Cynthia Calvillo on the main card of UFC 210 tomorrow night (April 8) inside the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. Both strawweights tipped the scales earlier today and made weight. At that point, fans and analysts believed the fight was made official but that isn’t the case.
Once Gonzalez stepped off the scale, a New York State Athlete Commission (NYSAC) official informed her that she’s been pulled from UFC 210 due to her breast implants. Despite the news, there is a chance the bout actually resumes. Highly regarded mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani sent word that UFC officials are trying to save the bout in some way:
FWIW, UFC officials won't officially confirm the Gonzalez-Calvillo fight is off. They are trying to save it. Some are hopeful.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 7, 2017
UFC 210 has already been surrounded by drama. At the early weigh-ins, Daniel Cormier missed championship weight by 1.2 pounds. It looked as if the title bout against Anthony Johnson blew up in smoke. Just two minutes later, the champion stepped on the scale again and weighed 205 pounds.
Gonzalez was signed by the UFC following a six-fight winning streak. The only loss of her professional MMA career was in her first fight.
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