Not only did Kelvin Gastelum lose out on a pivotal opportunity at UFC 205, the fighter has been suspended for six months, after failing to show for the card’s weigh-ins.
The TUF 17 winner was scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone at the New York City card on November 12th. But before the weigh-ins took pace, it was revealed Gastelum was withdrawing, as a result of missing weight.
Now, ESPN.com is reporting that the New York Commission has decided to suspend Gastelum for six months, since he failed to appear at the weigh-ins. Gastelum’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN that they plan to appeal the suspension.
So, unless Gastelum can get the suspension tossed out, the 25 year-old won’t be fighting prior to May, 2017.
Update: MMA Fighting.com is reporting that the commission has given Gastelum an administrative suspension, so as a result, other commissions could license him to fight in the next six months.