New UFC signing Jared “Flash” Gordon was slated to make his Octagon debut on Saturday night’s UFC 211 preliminary card in Dallas, Texas. In an unfortunate turn of events, his featherweight matchup with Michael Quinones has been scrapped after Gordon was hospitalized for food poisoning symptoms.
Gordon released this statement on his Facebook page:
“Unfortunately I will not be fighting tomorrow. Everything was going smooth last night when I turned sick at about 8-9 pm. I was experiencing food poison symptoms. I was admitted to the hospital, along side UFC's doctor. I was advised to use an IV, by both ER and UFC's doctor which would make me ineligible to fight because of USADA's rules. I’m extremely sorry to everyone who were going to attend and or watch. Just another bump in the road.”
While Gordon didn’t make the UFC 211 weigh-ins, Quinones both showed up and made weight, so he’ll be receiving his show money. This bout was set to be on the FX-televised preliminary card.
UFC 211 was scheduled to have fourteen fights, but with the loss of Gordon-Quinones and previously Sergio Pettis-Henry Cejudo, the card will proceed with twelve. It is not yet known which Fight Pass prelim bout will be bumped up to the FX portion.