It seems like it’s time for Ian Entwistle to go back to featherweight.
After missing weight by three pounds Friday, Entwistle was hospitalized Saturday and his scheduled fight at UFC Fight Night 107 in London against Brett Johns has been called off, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with the UFC. MMAjunkie was the first to report the news.
“Following a trip to the hospital earlier in the day, bantamweight contender Ian Entwistle has been removed from tonight's scheduled bout against Brett Johns per doctors recommendations,” the UFC statement read.
Entwistle, 30, also got sick before a scheduled fight with Rob Font back in October at UFC 204 and the bout was called off. He is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Alejandro Perez in April 2016 and did not fight for more than a year before that. The Englishman had to forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Johns after missing weight Friday, but now there won’t be an official purse since no fight will happen.
This is the fourth bout the UFC has lost this year within 30 hours of the event in just eight cards due to complications exacerbated from weight cutting. Entwistle is the sixth UFC fighter to either miss weight or be unable to hit the scale due to medical complications in 2017.