Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort made weight in anticipation for his bout with Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night St. Louis.
A problem arose when Hall first didn’t even weigh-in and then had to be hospitalized due to the affect of the weight cut.
The bout, which was supposed to serve as Belfort’s retirement bout, would be scrapped.
Belfort has now taken to Instagram to comment on the whole series of events:
Pessoal, dediquei dois meses da minha vida para esse training camp. Passei esse tempo todo longe da minha família e todos sabem como isso é difícil para mim... Contratei os melhores profissionais q pude, minha equipe se dedicou intensamente mesmo durante as festas de final de ano. Cumpri todas minhas obrigações na semana da luta, cortei peso e subi na balança com o peso q tenho q bater para lutar... Infelizmente meu oponente teve algum problema durante o corte de peso. Torço para sua breve recuperação. Agora só quero voltar para casa e ver minha família... Muito obrigado por todo apoio e carinho de todos os q me acompanham. I dedicated 2 months for this training camp. Stayed away from my family and who knows me knows how hard this is for me. I spent all necessary to have the best structure to achieve my goal. My team had an intense dedication even during the holidays. I did all my fight week obligations, cut the weight and made the fight weight. Unfortunately my opponent had a problem during his weight cut, I wish him a soon recovery @uriahhall .Now I just want to go back home and see my family. Thanks for all the support along this training camp.Love you all!!
Things aren’t all bad for the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, because just about a day later, it has been reported that he will face former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping this March in the main event of UFC Fight Night London. Bisping, however, has denied claims.
Besides the potential encounter being Bisping's retirement bout, it could also be the final fight for Belfort as well.