UFC on ESPN 10 looks to be down a fight, after Darrick Minner was forced off the card following weight cut complications. Featherweight Minner (24-11) announced the news on social media during weigh-ins Friday morning in Las Vegas.
“Sad to say but tomorrow I won’t be fighting. Long story short the weight cut was going super smooth, everything was on point. Came back to nap before I hit the last 5 lbs. Woke up after a two hour nap. started throwing up and didn’t stop for 6-7 hours,” he wrote on Facebook before sharing the post to other platforms. “Still throwing up this morning but it has slowed down. The UFC performance institute nutrition [sic] and staff tried everything to get my stomach under control before they had me make the call to start re-hydrating. Shout out to them, they are super knowledgeable and professional.”
Minner, who made his octagon debut earlier this year and is a longtime veteran of the regional scene, would go on to apologize to his opponent, Jordan Griffin. The pair were expected to fight in a rematch of their 2018 LFA bout, which Griffin won.
“I want to apologize to my opponent Jordan Griffin and his camp, stepped up to give us a fight. We will get this set up at a later date,” Minner stated. “Thanks to the UFC for giving me another opportunity, we will get back to work and be ready for the next one. Sorry my body couldn’t make this happen. Thanks to my training partners, corners, coaches and manager for making sure everything was on point for less than 2 weeks notice again. After 35 pro fights and never having to pull out I’m super upset and disappointed. Thanks all of #teamminner for always having my back, love you guys.”
Griffin successfully weighed in Friday morning, coming in at 146lbs for the fight.