T.J. Waldburger took to social media to explain why he had to pull out of his UFC fight Saturday.
The welterweight wrote on Sqor that before weigh-ins he passed out and hit his face on the corner of a mirror inside an elevator. The doctor on site and UFC official Burt Watson agreed he should not compete at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir on Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Waldburger, though, said it was one of his easiest weight cuts of his career and his fainting was just a "freak" thing. He said he trained harder and felt better than ever. Waldburger also added that a CT Scan taken after hitting his head came back fine.
"So I'll be ready ASAP," Waldburger wrote.
Waldburger (16-9) was supposed to face Wendell Oliveira on the card, which will air Sunday on FOX Sports 1. The 26-year-old Texas native has dropped two straight, the last a TKO loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 170 almost one exactly one year ago today.
Oliveira (24-8) is coming off a loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio last September, but before that won seven in a row in Brazilian MMA promotions.
Both men will receive their show money for the event.