UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Weigh-in Video and Results.After Ray Borg’s UFC 215 scratch, some fighters point to familiar foe: cutting weight.UFC 215 – Nunes vs. Shevchenko II: Main Card Staff Picks.
Despite her symptoms, Nunes was cleared to fight based on her blood work and a check for dehydration. UFC President Dana White said she would never headline another event.
This time around, the promotion took no chances. It’s unclear at the moment the sequence of events that led UFC officials to pull Borg from the event, but Association of Ringside Physicians President Larry Lovelace said the link between illness and weight cutting is clear.
“Extreme weight-cutting can certainly compromise your immune system,” Lovelace told MMAjunkie. “It can make you more prone to any kind of an illness, a viral illness or anything like that. Severe weight-cutting and dehydration really affects all the body systems.”