Dana White says continuous weight-missers John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum have to move up
If there's anything that pisses the UFC off more than fighters missing weight, it's fighters missing weight repeatedly.
And Dana White has stamped down on the issue by insisting that Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker, both of whom came nowhere near their weight limit at last night's weigh-ins, will have to move up a division.
Gastelum, who won The Ultimate Fighter 17 as a middleweight, has fought exclusively at welterweight since the finale but has failed to reach the 171lb limit in two of his five fights since the drop, the latest of which came ahead of tonight's UFC 183 meeting with Tyron Woodley.
Meanwhile Brazil's John Lineker has now missed weight a record four times after weighing in at 130lbs last night for a flyweight clash with Ian McCall.
But UFC president Dana White has made it abundantly clear that he will no longer allow either fighter to compete in their current weight class and that both will be moving up a division for future fights.
"Lineker will never fight at flyweight again," White told Combate. "He will have to move up to bantamweight."
"Same thing with Kelvin Gastelum. This was the last time he will fight at welterweight. He has weight issues, had to go to the hospital and was cleared by the doctors to come to the weigh-ins. He came here 10 pounds over. He will have to move up to middleweight."