Christian Edwards Debut Off Bellator 218 After Opponent Badly Blows Weight

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Christian Edwards Credit: Jessica Poe/Rage in the Cage

With his opponent blowing weight by a country mile, Christian Edwards if off the Bellator 218 card tomorrow night.

There’s missing weight, and then there’s what Roman Huerta did on Thursday in Thackerville. Scheduled to face Christian Edwards, the much-hyped training partner of UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, Huerta was so far over the 205lb limit he didn’t even step on the scales (the official ones, at least).

In fact, according to a report by MMA Junkie, Huerta blew weight by more than 20lbs, although Bellator officials would not confirm the exact number.

Yikes. Cageside Press spoke to Edwards ahead of the bout, and he was ready to go in his professional debut after finding success as an amateur. Now, the Jackson-Wink MMA member is instead left fuming and thinking about what might have been.

Taking to Instagram, Edwards flat-out called his would-be opponent a “fat piece of sh*t” for the unprofessional move. In order for the fight to go forward, the pair would have had to be within five pounds of each other on fight night — which was simply not going to be the case, with Edwards weighing in at 203.1lbs.

Well I have some bad news. My fat, piece of sh*t, opponent didn’t make weight,” Edwards wrote. “He was at 227!!! Wtf!!! So they cancelled my f*cking fight. I’m so sorry to everyone who bought tickets to come watch me crush this scrub, but it is what it is I guess. I was so f*cking excited about fighting in my home state. I’ll be back Oklahoma. I promise. Thank you everyone.”

Rough luck for Edwards, but hopefully he will be back soon.