Ryan Benoit was pulled from this weekend’s UFC card after failing to make weight Friday morning.
Benoit battled dehydration during his first weigh-in attempt, having to be helped onto the scale by his coach Jamie Crowder.
The fighter nearly stumbled off the scale before being held up, and after a few minutes he was able to stand on the scale long enough to weigh in at 129 pounds, missing the 126-pound limit by three pounds.
According to his manager, Oren Hodak of KO Reps, Benoit had to be transported to a hospital following his second weigh-in attempt.
He was scheduled to fight Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Night on Saturday.
Benoit (10-7) had lost his last two fights prior to Friday morning’s weigh-in debacle. It was the second time the 31-year-old missed weight, the last time coming before a schedule 2017 fight against Ashkan Mokhtarian.
–Field Level Media