Rafael Alves not only missed weight for his featherweight fight Saturday night at UFC Vegas 19, but he missed it by a country mile. 11.5 pounds to be exact which left his opponent Pat Sabatini without a fight. Alves has come up with a reason for the almost unforgivable MMA mistake. (via mmafighting)…

I ate salmon yesterday and fell ill, vomit and diarrhea, so the doctor said I had to treat it with water. I only had 2kg [4.4 pounds] left to cut, when I drank water my weight went up and got stuck, so the doctor didn’t clear me to fight. But God owns everything and He knows what He does.

I have had to cut weight before but never in the extremes that MMA fighters go to. If this is true we wish him a speedy recovery.

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