At the official weigh-ins for the event, which took place on Friday morning, officials announced that physicians have declared Clark to be “medically unfit” to compete at Saturday’s show in Milwaukee. Her scheduled women’s flyweight encounter opposite Andrea Lee has been canceled.
MyMMANews was first to report the cancellation.
This is the second time in four UFC appearances that Clark has had weigh-in day issues. The 31-year-old Australian defeated Bec Rawlings via split decision in her promotional debut in November of last year, but came in two pounds over the flyweight limit.
See the UFC’s official statement below:
On Friday morning UFC flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark was deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result the scheduled flyweight bout with Clark and Andrea Lee has been cancelled.
UPDATE: Lee has posted a video to Instagram and a statement addressing the situation:
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Sorry guys my fight was scratched, it’s kinda funny actually, considering how crappy 2018 has been. I’ve made no excuses though, I came prepared, I trained hard, camp was AMAZING, I water loaded, I ate my meals, I started my cut as soon as I stepped off the plane, actually before I got on the plane, I cut all day yesterday and was at 128 when I went to bed and woke up at 127, I’m always ready. I know Jess wanted to fight as badly as I did and it’s just unfortunate how these things turn out, I hope she is well and healthy. It sucks for the both of us. Please don’t talk shit, it’s over and we are focused on the next. Auction for the hat starts now and will end dec 18. DM me or message me below. #ufc #ufcfightnight #ufcmilwaukee #shithappens #auction #andreakgblee #kgblee
“I know Jess wanted to fight as badly as I did and it’s just unfortunate how these things turn out, I hope she is well and healthy,” Lee wrote. “It sucks for the both of us.”
With additional reporting by Jose Youngs.