Earlier today on social media Grant Dawson announced that his bout this Saturday night with Chas Skelly was canceled due to circumstances out of his control.
- I’m heartbroken to report I won’t be fighting this weekend at UFC 246 due to circumstances out of my control. I’d like to apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this fight. We are working with the UFC to get my bout rescheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time, and I hope to have fight news very soon.
Later in the day Chas Skelly posted on his Facebook page that his opponent pulled out and that the fight was going to be rescheduled.
- Sorry to let y’all know that I won’t be fighting this weekend. My opponent pulled out of the fight today. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
Dawson’s post came across to me as very cryptic. Especially since he said it was due to circumstances out of his control. Could it be a 2nd issue with the United States Doping Agency(USADA)? Remember he was flagged once before but his case was ultimately dismissed based on the “likelihood that the ingestion of the prohibited substance occurred prior to Grant coming under the UFC Anti-Doping Program.” Not saying that he didn’t do anything, but stating that if he did something it was before he was under their jurisdiction, therefore they could not penalize him.
No reason was been given by either fighter as to why this bout has been canceled. As soon as more information is available we will bring it to you
Nobody likes to see fights get canceled, hopefully this will be the only bout that we lose for this weekend’s UFC 246.
UFC 246 takes place this Saturday night live from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be aired across the ESPN family of networks including the pay per view portion of the card.
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