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UFC 301: William Gomis' Health Concerns Force Bout Cancellation


William Gomis struggled for the weight cut
William Gomis

UFC 301 has been dealt a significant blow after a dramatic turn of events at the official weigh-ins. French featherweight William Gomis was scheduled to face Jean Silva, but his struggles on the scale have led to the cancellation of their highly anticipated bout.


Gomis tipped the scales at 143 pounds, significantly under the featherweight limit. However, it was clear that something was amiss. According to MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz, Gomis vomited backstage before his weigh-in, and his discomfort was evident as he stepped on the scale. The French fighter looked visibly shaken and required assistance from staff as he exited the room.


Gomis was hopeful of improving to 4-0 in the UFC with a win over Silva but unfortunately, his health concerns have put those plans on hold. Silva, on the other hand, was seeking his second win of 2024, following a first-round finish of Westin Wilson in January.


The cancellation of this bout is a significant disappointment for fans, but the safety and well-being of fighters must always be the top priority. As the UFC community wishes Gomis a speedy recovery, the focus now shifts to the remaining bouts on the UFC 301 card.

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