Thomas Gifford is in danger of missing out on Saturday’s UFC show with opponent Brok Weaver out.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that Weaver has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming lightweight bout opposite Gifford at UFC Tampa, following an initial report by MMA Junkie. The reason for Weaver’s withdrawal was not specified, though the fighter himself took to social media to address comments from Gifford directly, claiming that he is not having issues with making 155 pounds nor is he injured.
155 ain't a hard time for me. Making weight ain't the problem of why I'm off this card. I can make 55 tomorrow— Brok Weaver UFC (@BWeaverufc) October 7, 2019
I'm not injured either. This is above my head I'm on weight ready to scrap right now but the UFC want let me fight.— Brok Weaver UFC (@BWeaverufc) October 7, 2019
Class act from a man of God. The media gotta tell what they want just know I'm healthy an was very ready. I pray they find you someone in time I know you gotta eat. I definitely want us to run it soon one day an put a show on until then God bless— Brok Weaver UFC (@BWeaverufc) October 7, 2019
Officials are working on finding a new opponent for Gifford (17-8, 2 NC), who made his UFC debut in a losing effort to Roosevelt Roberts in April. That snapped a five-fight win streak (excluding one no-contest) for “The Young Lion.”
Weaver (14-4) was signed to the UFC earlier this year following a unanimous decision win over Devin Smyth and an impassioned plea to Dana White on the Contender Series.