As expected, the collapse of Bobby Green following the UFC 258 weigh-ins has led to the cancellation of his fight with fellow lightweight veteran Jim Miller.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin reported that the main card matchup is off after Dana White revealed to reporters that Green, who made weight but was the last to weigh-in, collapsed backstage and was being tended to by doctors late Friday morning. There’s no update as to Green’s health but obviously he’s not in condition to compete on Saturday evening.
When Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall was postponed, Green and Miller accepted the fight on short notice just two weeks out from the event. It then got promoted to the main card after the postponement of Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera. Now the fight is off the card entirely and a Fight Pass prelim between Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher leapfrogs into the pay-per-view portion of the show.
As an aside, this means that Miller won’t be able to make his record-breaking 37th UFC appearance as expected. He is tied with Donald Cerrone for most UFC fights in company history, and Cerrone is slated to fight Diego Sanchez in May.
UFC 258 is now expected to start at 7 PM ET, and what was once 13 fights is now just 11 over the span of the past few days. We hope Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns is still the headliner and that we will see the welterweight title defended.