Nik Lentz Issues Statement On UFC 216 Pull Out

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A lightweight division bout between Nik Lentz and former Bellator MMA Lightweight Champion Will Brooks had been scheduled for the preliminary card of UFC 216.

However, on the day of weigh-ins, it was announced that Lentz had withdrawn from the bout due to the effects of the weight cut.

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In an attempt to explain his side of things, the lightweight competitor posted the following statement on Twitter:

 

Brooks has been looking at things from a different point of view, saying that Lentz simply quit and there was no medical issues:

 

There is no word yet from the UFC or from either fighter is the bout is going to be rescheduled or if they will go down entirely different paths.

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