CSAC Extends UFC 232 Weigh-In Period
With UFC 232 moving from Las Vegas to The Forum in California, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has given fighters a little more time to make weight the day before the event.
The CSAC stated that it is extending the weigh-in window from two hours to three hours for the fighters. The reason for the extension is because of the change in location less than one week before the December 29 event. The official weigh-ins will now run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time.
In other UFC 232 news, Herb Dean, originally scheduled to be the referee for the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, will no longer be the referee due to injury. Mike Beltran will be the referee for the fight. The judges for the main event are Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo.
The reason for the change is that the Nevada State Athletic Commission would not give Jones a license to fight due to adverse finding in his drug-test results from a few weeks back. The adverse finding was made public a week before the fight and the UFC scrambled to find a suitable location in California, where the commission already said they would license Jones.
CSAC executive officer Andy Foster said commission licensing procedures for the fighters, which would have been done on the evening of December 27, will now be done as part of weigh-ins on the morning of December 28.
Original Story: MMA Fighting