Julija Stoliarenko Issues Statement After Collapsing During UFC Vegas 22 Weigh-ins
Julija Stoliarenko has spoken out on her weigh-in incident.
Stoliarenko was expected to share the Octagon with Julia Avila on the UFC Vegas 22 card. That changed when Stoliarenko collapsed as she attempted to weigh in. She rehydrated and was placed back on the scale. Stoliarenko made the bantamweight limit but collapsed a second time and was taken off on a stretcher.
Stoliarenko says she’s feeling fine now and posted a video on Instagram explaining what went wrong (via MMAJunkie.com).
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“The problem wasn’t my weight cut, and actually I want to say it was one of the easiest cuts in my career and weight was dropping too fast. The main issue, I think, was that I made weight too early.”
“I just was too long time on weight,” she said. “As everybody knows, when you cut weight you cannot be on this weight for too long, because you’re already on the limits of your dehydration and so on. That was an issue why it all happened.”
Stoliarenko was hoping to rebound from her loss to Yana Kunitskaya back in August 2020. She’ll have to wait a bit longer for that chance. Time will tell whether or not Stoliarenko vs. Avila gets rescheduled.