The 32-year-old Ontario native was scheduled to replace John Makdessi from Diego Ferreira this Saturday at UFC 231 in Toronto, but it seems that the short-notice call-up (that was reported only last Tuesday) could have abandoned Ronson ill-prepared to reduce weight for the 155-pound affair.
On Tuesday, Ronson announced via Facebook that he has been ruled “too heavy to safely make the burden ” for the Ferreira bout and that it appears to have cost him his bargain with the UFC:
“Regrettably, my fight this Saturday at [UFC 231] is off,” Ronson wrote. “I had been too heavy to safely make the weight and perform, so that they pulled it. Finally, better for my health, but shitty I dropped my UFC deal. ”
Ronson (19-8) included that he could wind up fighting Montreal’s TKO Major League MMA marketing next, or possibly head over to Asia to register with Rizin Fighting Federation or ONE Championship.
“Who knows at the moment? ” he composed. “I’m gutted and want to apologize to everybody at the UFC and all those who supported me. ”
This would happen to be Ronson’s run with the UFC. He originally signed with the advertising back in September 2013, but failed to pick up a win in three Octagon appearances before being published. He fought Kevin Lee, Francisco Trinaldo, and Michel Prazeres, dropping to three by split decision.