Jack Marshman has had his date with Brad Scott at UFC London pulled due to weight cut issues.
Another fight has fallen by the wayside thanks to the perils of weight cutting. On Thursday, the UFC announced that the welterweight scrap between Jack Marshman and Brad Scott had been pulled from the UFC London (UFC Fight Night 127 card). While the promotion’s brief statement failed to identify the specifics of the medical issue with Marshman, additional reporting by MMA Junkie identified his weight cut as the culprit.
It’s not the first, nor sadly is it likely to be the last, fight to fall apart due to a weight cut gone awry. Just weeks ago at UFC Orlando, Gilbert Burns came into fight week heavy, causing his bout against Olivier Aubin-Mercier to be axed.
In its statement, the UFC said that “based on advice from the UFC medical team on Thursday evening, Jack Marshman was deemed not fit to fight and his bout against Brad Scott has been cancelled. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WERDUM vs. VOLKOV will continue on Saturday March 17th with 11 fights.”
Both Marshman and Scott are former middleweights looking to kick start their UFC careers in the 170lb weight class. Scott (11–5) and Marshman (22–7) are each 1-2 in their past three UFC outings. Marshman hails from Wales, while Scott is a native Englishman.
UFC Fight Night 127 takes place Saturday, March 17 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum faces Alexander Volkov in the main event.