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All Fighters Removed From UFC 223 Due To McGregor Fiasco Will Be Paid

While a slew of fighters will be unable to compete tomorrow night (Sat., April 7, 2018) at UFC 223 from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at least they’ll be getting paid.

Following an unexpected attack on a bus by UFC superstar Conor McGregor yesterday (Thurs., April 5, 2018) during UFC 223’s media day, enough injuries surfaced to force a couple of fighters out of this weekend’s festivities. Not only was Michael Chiesa forced out of his lightweight tilt with Anthony Pettis after sustaining lacerations to his face from McGregor throwing a dolly through a glass window, but Ray Borg had to pull out of his flyweight matchup with Brandon Moreno after reportedly having trouble seeing.

McGregor’s actions were absolutely disgusting and has been taken care of by the NYPD, but where does all of this leave the fighters who were forced out of UFC 223 at the hands of a mad man?

Luckily, UFC president Dana White revealed earlier today (h/t Damon Martin) that each and every fighter removed from UFC 223 due to McGregor’s insane actions will be paid. Of course, that list doesn’t include Artem Lobov, who was expected to fight Alex Caceres on the Fight Pass undercard before voluntarily partaking in McGregor’s criminal attack.

Here are the fighters slated to be paid their show money:

Considering the unpredictability of something like this actually happening, UFC more or less had to pay the fighters that were negatively affected by McGregor’s stunt. Those fighters were simply going through the motions of fight week before enduring shattered glass and physical threats by a group of nearly 20 men.

This was one crazy week for the world of combat sports, but at least UFC is paying it forward when it matters most.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 223 fight card, starting with the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” at 8 p.m. ET before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Jessica Aguilar Removed from UFC Fight Night 126 After Liva Renata Souza Withdrawal

Over the weekend, former Invicta FC standout Livia Renata Souza was forced to pull out of her Octagon debut against Jessica Aguilar at UFC Fight Night 126 due to a hand injury.
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Uriah Hall vs. Vitor Belfort removed from UFC St. Louis after ‘Prime Time’ failed to weigh in

With just more than 24 hours to go, UFC Fight Night 124 has lost its co-main event, as middleweight Uriah Hall failed to step on the scales earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) for official weigh ins (full results here).

UFC broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald announced that Hall could not step on the scale at the end of the weigh-in window, but offered no reason for the disappearance. As a result of Hall’s inability to make weight, his anticipated showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been scrapped from the card.

According to a recent report by MMAjunkie’s John Morgan, Hall was apparently one pound away from the 186-pound threshold before medical issues forced him to stop cutting weight.

This is an unfortunate turn of events not only for Hall, who was on the cusp of his most high-profile Octagon appearance to date, but also Belfort, who was planning on walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after this weekend in St. Louis.

Hall revealed earlier this week in an interview with MMAjunkie that his “body shut down” last month, so maybe that had something to do with his weight-cut struggles. For what it’s worth, “Prime Time” has never failed to successfully make weight in his UFC career.

As a result of the co-main event fallout, Michael Johnson’s featherweight debut opposite Darren Elkins will now be moved to the main card.

Stick with Mania for further updates on Hall’s condition.

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Report: Andrea Lee Removed From UFC 216 Bout Against Kalindra Faria

Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight queen Andrea Lee will need wait a little while before she can make her UFC debut.
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Report: Andrea Lee Removed From UFC 216 Bout Against Kalindra Faria

Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight queen Andrea Lee will need wait a little while before she can make her UFC debut.
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Carlos Felipe Removed from UFC Fight Night 119 Due to Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Carlos Felipe has been pulled from his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 119 due to a potential anti-doping violation, the promotion revealed in a statement on Tuesday.
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Carlos Felipe Removed from UFC Fight Night 119 Due to Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Carlos Felipe has been pulled from his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 119 due to a potential anti-doping violation, the promotion revealed in a statement on Tuesday.
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Carlos Felipe Removed from UFC Fight Night 119 Due to Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Carlos Felipe has been pulled from his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 119 due to a potential anti-doping violation, the promotion revealed in a statement on Tuesday.
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Jon Jones Removed from UFC Rankings Following Second Failed Drug Test

In a span of two days, Jon Jones has lost his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, his light heavyweight title and now, his spot atop the Las Vegas-based promotion’s rankings.
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Newcomer Amanda Ribas Removed From ‘TUF 25’ Finale Due to Anti-Doping Violation

Amanda Ribas will not make her Octagon debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale finale due to a potential anti-doping violation, the UFC announced Thursday.
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