NYSAC Taking Action on Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum’s weigh-in appeared to bring about some controversy, and now he will be hearing from the New York State Athletic Commission about it.

Gastelum was the last fighter to weigh-in for UFC 244, where he is scheduled to take on Darren Till in the co-main event. Gastelum successfully came in at 184 pounds, but it appeared he needed some assistance to do so.

Footage from the weigh-in appeared to show Gastelum leaning his elbow on his coach, Rafael Cordiero, as the former interim middleweight title challenger’s weight was being measured.

The NYSAC later released a statement on the matter, claiming that the co-main event would go on as scheduled, but disciplinary measures against Gastelum might be taken. An update an hour later, per ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, claimed that it was determined Gastelum did make contact with his coach and would be disciplined.


Gastelum responded to the news in a tweet of his own, calling the situation “fake news.”

New York was the state that hosted UFC 210 a couple of years ago, an event that saw then-UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier make weight via his now infamous towel-grabbing incident. The NYSAC intensified the strictness of its weigh-in procedures following this.

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