Former UFC flyweight Ulysses Gomez collapses while cutting weight for Cage Warriors 62 main event

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Ex-UFC Flyweight Ulysses Gomez was hospitalized after collapsing during his weight cut for today's Cage Warriors 62 weigh-ins.

Ulysses Gomez was all lined up to fight for the first time since his UFC release earlier this year. Gomez was scheduled to face Cage Warriors flyweight champion Neil Seery in tomorrow's main event, but that fight has been scrapped as of today. Gomez collapsed while cutting weight and subsequently was hospitalized. According to Cage Warriors PR director Paul Dollery, the fight is now off:

Gomez (9-4) went 0-2 in the UFC, losing by KO to John Moraga at UFC on Fox 4 and then dropping a rather drab and uneventful decision to Phil Harris at UFC on Fuel 7 in London.

After the fight was scrapped Gomez and Seery had a brief exchange on Twitter:

Weight cutting has been a hot button issue over the past several months, with two men's bantamweights missing weight on TUF 18 as well as the death of Brazilian Shooto fighter Leandro Souza. It's worth noting that Gomez has toggled regularly between flyweight and bantamweight throughout his career.

With the main event off the card, former UFC lightweight Curt Warburton and Wesley Murch replaced them as top billing and both made the 160 lbs catchweight.

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