If you watched yesterday’s weigh-ins for159: Jones vs. Sonnen then you most likely noticed that one fighter didn’t make the official UFC weight limit. That was UFC welterweight Nick Catone, who missed weight by over 3 pounds and lost 20% of his purse. Today, it’s reported by a number of media sources that Catone has been hospitalized due to dehydration.
Nick Catone had to go the hospital with dehydration. His fight with James Head has been cancelled for tonight's #UFC159 card.
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 27, 2013
Unfortunetly, James Head will need to sit this one out tonight, but will still receive his show money. It’s a tough break for both fighters, and hope to see them back in the Octagon in the very near future.
— James Head (@thejameshead) April 27, 2013