Molly McCann has released an official statement after failing to make weight for her UFC debut which takes place this Sunday in her hometown of Liverpool, England.
McCann (7-1) weighed in at 127lbs, just one-pound over the non-title flyweight limit of 126lbs. The 28-year-old released an official statement on her social media pages following the weigh-ins, she apologizes to her opponent, Gillian Robertson, and the fans.
“I won’t give you an excuse, I have never missed weight in 29 fights, and today is the first time I have. On my part I’d like to apologise to Gillian [Robertson] for missing weight, I didn’t give up, I stayed cutting until the final moment. I would also like to apologise to the fans. No excuses, the fight goes ahead and tomorrow I get to make up for the lack of professionalism today.” McCann wrote.
The fight will still go ahead but 20% of McCann’s fight purse will go to Robertson. Additionally, McCann can weigh at no more than 136-pounds at the arena when she checks in for her fight tomorrow.
UFC Fight Night 130 takes place this Sunday May 27 from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. The preliminary card featuring Robertson vs. McCann airs live on Fox Sports 1 from 11am EST.