Dana White: Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker Get No More Chances

January 31, 2015

After both men missed weight on Friday, UFC president Dana White said that Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker and will each have to move up a weight class after UFC 183.

Gastelum, who reportedly had flu-like symptoms on Friday and had to go to the hospital prior to weigh-ins, stepped on the scale at 180 pounds, which is a full nine pounds above the 171-pound limit for his welterweight non-title fight with Tyron Woodley.

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Woodley agreed to accept the fight after Gastelum agreed to a 30-percent fine that would go to his opponent.

It was the second time out of his six UFC bouts that Gastelum has missed weight, but he has struggled almost every time, even when he eventually hit the mark.

Ian McCall vs John LinekerLineker weighed at 130 pounds for his flyweight fight with Ian McCall. That’s four pounds above the limit for a non-title fight in the division.

Like Gastelum, Lineker will forfeit 30-percent of his fight purse to McCall.

Lineker has now failed to make weight in four out of his eight UFC fights.

For White, Friday’s weigh-in was the last straw. In comments to Brazilian outlet Globo, the UFC pres said that both would have to move up in weight the next time they hope to step in the Octagon.

“Lineker will never fight at flyweight again. He will have to move up to bantamweight. Same thing with Kelvin Gastelum. This was the last time he will fight at welterweight,” said White.

“He has weight issues, had to go to the hospital, and was cleared by the doctors to come to the weigh-ins. He came here 10 pounds over. He will have to move up to middleweight.”

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