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T.J. Waldburger says he passed out in elevator, hit his face before UFC weigh-ins

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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.

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