Gillian Robertson issues statement following UFC 258 fight cancellation

Gillian Robertson issues statement following UFC 258 fight cancellation.

Just hours before Gillian Robertson and Miranda Maverick were set to kick-off the UFC 258 fight card, news broke that her fight was called off due to a non-COVID-related illness. Now, the card is down to 10 fights due to Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green also being called off.

Robertson took to Instagram to explain what happened and apologize to the fans.

“Heartbroken is the only way to describe it ,” she wrote. “After a great camp and an easy weight cut I, unfortunately, woke up this morning at 4 am vomiting and my condition has yet to improve. So for the first time in my career, my team has decided it would be best to pull myself from this fight. My greatest apologies to Miranda, I know how much you put into this and it would be an honor to share the Octagon with you in the future. I’m sorry to everyone I’m letting down, My team, my fans and the UFC I wish I could have performed for you tonight.”

Miranda Maverick sends get-well wishes to Robertson

Maverick also issued her own statement.

“I wish a full recovery to Gillian, who reportedly woke up at 4 am with chills and vomiting this morning,” Maverick wrote. “I am disappointed as I have prepared fully, had an amazing cut, and was about to walk to the lobby to go the Apex when I found out the news. I hope to book a fight against [Gillian] in the near future or another opportunity soon. To my sponsors, coaches, team, family, and fans, I’m sorry I’m not getting to put on the show you were waiting for. But… every fight camp I improve and this just adds fuel to my fire. I’ll be back soon.”

The fight card will start later due to the two fights being scrapped so make sure to check your local listings so you don’t miss the early prelims.

UFC 258 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Published at Sat, 13 Feb 2021 22:55:57 +0000

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