The main event of UFC 274 was severely altered as a result of events that unfolded on the scale Friday morning.
The main event will proceed. However, only Gaethje can walk away with the title should he be victorious. If Oliveira wins, the lightweight championship will remain vacant.
Naturally, there was plenty of reaction to this major news across social media. Check it out below:
Charles Oliveira’s message before weighing in
Congratulations to the dumb fuck that messed up the scale for weigh ins this am. Now we got a real problem. 😤
— Claudia Gadelha (@ClaudiaGadelha_) May 6, 2022
“Gorgeous” George Garcia
What a way for a title reign to end. Gotta be one of the worst in our sport’s history.
— Gorgeous George (@MMAjunkieGeorge) May 6, 2022
I wonder if Oliveira’s Championship contract is also vacated for this fight. Does he lose out on PPV points since he is no longer the defending Champ?
— Steven Kelliher (@Steven_Kelliher) May 6, 2022
First time in UFC history that a champ has lost the title on the scale.
The closest thing was Nicco Montano’s hospitalization before her scheduled bout against Valentina Shevchenko where she was stripped of the title after being unable to weigh in and did not compete.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) May 6, 2022
Norma Dumont and Ariane Carnelossi told me the hotel scale was reset overnight and many fighters found out on Friday morning they were 2lbs heavier than they thought.
Don’t know if that was the case with Charles Oliveira, whose coach posted last night he had already made weight.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) May 6, 2022