Jessica Aguilar and her coach have come forward with the full story on why the New York State Athletic Commision decided to pull Friday night’s scheduled strawweight bout against Jodie Esquibel.
The NYSAC pulled the fight just hours before showtime due to a concern over a medical issue with Aguilar. Initially, when asked what the reason for the removal of the fight was, Aguilar stated it was “chapped lips”. Now, Aguilar and her coach have released official statements with the full story. Check them out below:
Jessica Aguilar: (via Instagram)
Hey guys! Here’s a little update on the BS that went down today right before my fight. I am super disappointed and heartbroken, this is the second fight in a row canceled. I want to clear things up. The commission had a concern regarding my lips and my use of chapstick during the physical exam prior to weigh-ins so they requested that I be cleared by a dermatologist. So right after weigh-ins the commission rush me to get clearance which I was granted by the dermatologist. But tonight, at the arena, the commission struck again and canceled the fight. You can’t reason with this commission, it kinda felted personal. I am hopeful the UFC will rebook our fight ASAP.
Aguilar’s coach, Din Thomas: (via MMAJunkie)
(Thursday), the commission doctor saw her lips and thought it may have been some sort of infection. They rushed her to a dermatologist as soon as she stepped off the scale. The dermatologist said nothing was wrong and cleared her to fight – gave her a doctor’s note and everything. Now today, the commission doctor saw her and told her she can’t fight.
UFC Fight Night 131 takes place tonight (Friday June 1) from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, United States.