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Bobby Green: UFC 258 fight cancellation was due to lung, kidney issues

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Bobby Green won’t be fighting at UFC 258 after experiencing a minor health scare.

Following the cancellation of his scheduled UFC 258 main card bout against Jim Miller, Green took to Instagram to offer a brief explanation of the events that led to his removal.

@bobbykinggreen, Instagram
@bobbykinggreen, Instagram

In the first post, Green describes weight cutting as one of “three hills I have to get over in fighting.” In a subsequent post, he explains that he was forced to withdraw due to issues with his lungs and kidneys.

“So to be clear I have air pockets in my lungs, I guess, and my kidneys failed,” Green wrote. “I messed my back up in training. I thought it was just pain from that.”

Green and Miller both successfully weighed in Friday morning at 155.5 pounds, with Green being the last fighter to step to the scale. However, there did not appear to be any reason for concern as he showed up with over 15 minutes left in the designated weigh-in window.

Neither Green nor Miller attended the staredowns, which led to UFC President Dana White being asked about the absences in a media scrum after the faceoffs.

“Bobby Green just collapsed back there,” White said. “Doctors are looking at him. They’re trying to re-hydrate him right now.”

UFC officials later confirmed to MMA Fighting that Green and Miller’s bout was canceled, though no further details were provided on Green’s health status.