Pietro Menga Misses Weigh-In For UFC Winnipeg

A flyweight bout between Tim Elliott and replacement opponent Pietro Menga has been scratched from Saturday’s UFC event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after Menga did not appear at Friday’s weigh-ins.

Menga was set to debut as a last minute replacement for an injured Justin Scoggins. Menga ran into issues during the weight cut which would lead to kidney problems and hospitalization on Friday.

According to Menga, it was Elliott’s decision to have the fight called off.

“Got to 131 and the doctors wouldn’t let me continue cutting weight due to health risks,” Menga told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz. “He was offered the fight still with weight difference and declined.”

“Devastated,” Menga later added.

“I wanted to get back in the bath to try and cut more. Going to hospital for checks.”

Elliott successfully made the 125-pound limit and he will receive his show money, according to officials. He took to Twitter shortly after to argue that he deserves his win money as well:

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