Jinh Yu Frey has issued a lengthy statement after failing to make weight for Friday’s Invicta FC 39 showdown against Ashley Cummins.
Frey was set to defend the Invicta FC atomweight title against Ashley Cummins in the headlining bout of Friday’s event. At the official weigh-ins, Frey came in at 0.8 pounds over the 105-pound championship limit.
Frey has since vacated the belt. The fight will still go ahead as planned, if Cummins wins she will become champion, if Frey wins she will receive a future shot at the title.
A few hours following the news, Frey took to her Instagram page to release an official statement.
“To my absolute humiliation, this morning I missed the atomweight championship limit by 0.8 lbs. I have plenty of reasons, but they don’t matter. I failed in my professionalism. The fight will proceed, but it is now vacant and I will not be fighting for the belt. If I win, I will receive the next title shot. After the event, my husband and I will revisit this and discuss where we go from here and where my future lies. I still have a 5 round fight on the horizon, so for now that will have to await my attention. My apologies to my opponent, her camp, Invicta, and the fans for failing in my duties. But, for now my mind and focus is on tomorrow.” she said.
Invicta FC 39 takes place this Friday February 07, 2020, from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. The event will be aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 8pm EST.