According to UFC officials, Varner was throwing up in the back room while he was trying to warm up for his fight with Guillard, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission would not allow the fight to go on.
Prior to that happening, Guillard says commission officials were checking him out in a pre-fight meeting and asked him about “greasing” after hearing allegations from Varner earlier in the night.
Then just as his warm-up got underway, Guillard was informed that Varner was out of the fight, and their bout was cancelled. Needless to say despite Varner’s apparent illness, Guillard wasn’t buying it.
“I think what he done tonight was very cowardly. I saw the look in his eyes at weigh-ins, he didn’t want to fight me. I’ll just leave it at that, I’m not going to sit here and bash the guy, I have a level of respect for him as a person, but as a fighter I lost all respect for him,” said Guillard when speaking to Fuel TV.
Following the cancellation of their bout, UFC officials announced that the plan is for Guillard and Varner to move to UFC 155 in two weeks time out in Las Vegas.
Guillard had no plans of facing Varner after tonight’s situation, but obviously when the UFC wants something to happen, they can usually get it done.
For his part however, Guillard says the UFC might want to get some back-ups ready because he’s not sure Varner will be there.
“I just hope he don’t back out again,” said Guillard. “They might want to have me some other guys lined up to make weight just in case he backs out again.”
Just when it seemed the first 14-fight card in UFC history was going to go off without a hiccup, a crucial flyweight contest has fallen off Saturday’s UFC 211 lineup.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Listen in on the UFC 211 media call replay to hear what Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Jessica Andrade had to say. read news >>
If UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes want to stage comebacks, Bellator President Scott Coker is certainly willing to hear them out.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
Take a look at this week rankings to see what’s at stake ahead of a stacked UFC 211 that features two title bouts and a boat load of top-10 fighters.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Bellator, MMA Rankings read news >>
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has an unmistakable swagger that intimidates opponents before the fight ever begins. She's elevated herself in the UFC because of her mental and physical a read news >>
A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Women’s flyweights, between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least 3 pro figh read news >>
The UFC’s heaviest and lightest champions spend a day at ESPN promoting their upcoming bouts, and then it’s on to Dallas, host city for UFC 211. read news >>
Watch Stipe Miocic claim the UFC heavyweight crown when he KO'd Fabricio Werdum. Miocic makes his second title defense when he faces Junior dos Santos. read news >>
Check out Episode No. 3 of ‘UFC 211 Embedded,’ featuring the headliners of this Saturday’s stacked event in Dallas.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
On May 4, the UFC sent out a press release informing the world that a new season of The Ultimate Fighter would crown the inaugural women's flyweight champion. Hours later, UFC President Dana White to read news >>