…Hallman reportedly passed out during his weight cut and ballooned up 7 pounds over the limit after being given an I.V. Hallman had been just two pounds overweight prior to passing out and even dropped within three pounds of a potential catchweight fight that Tavares had agreed upon according to Hallman. After Hallman notified Tavares of his weight drop, Tavares asked that Hallman drop one more pound to make a catchweight fight feasible.
Once asked to continue cutting weight Hallman spoke with Dana White and asked to be removed from the card in a move that surely held implications of being cut from the UFC for Hallman. However, Hallman chose to deal with his personal issues and refused to cut anymore weight.
Hallman has been fighting in MMA for over 16 years and has competed in 80+ fights during that time under various promotional banners. Now, he must deal with his issues and fight on the regional circuit to work his way back to the UFC. In his latest UFC stint, Hallman went 3-2 and at 36-years old, this is a major blow to Hallman’s career.
As for Tavares, he will receive his show money and will be relocated to a new card.
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