What can you say about Tim Elliott? He just has not had the best string of luck recently. It wasn’t long ago that Elliott was booked against Justin Scoggin’s for UFC Winnipeg. That fight got called off due to an injury. Fortunately, Pietro Menga stepped up in his place so Elliott was able to have another fight. Of course, no fight is official until the weigh-ins are through. Menga could not end up making weight and was taken to the hospital. Tim Elliott, as you can imagine, is not happy.
“My opponent has missed weight by five pounds. There will be no fight for me. I am lobbying for my show and win money. I had a very expensive two-month training camp in Las Vegas and should not be punished because some twit couldn’t make weight and my first opponent was injured. I did everything I was supposed to. I should not get half my pay because other fighters can’t do their jobs, first opponent got injured, second missed weight.” — Tim Elliott via his official social media accounts.
— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) December 15, 2017
“I got to 131-pounds and the doctors wouldn’t let me continue cutting weight due to health risks. [Tim Elliott] was offered the fight still with weight difference and declined. [I am] devastated. I wanted to get back in the bath to try and cut more. Going to hospital for checks.” — Pietro Menga speaking to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.
Devastated right now. Gave it everything and fell short at the last few lbs, the doctor wouldnt clear me to carry on cutting weight due to health issues. Gave it all i had the last 12days, got to 131 but it just wasnt enough.
— Pietro Menga (@ItalianoMMA) December 15, 2017
According to multiple sources, Tim Elliott will get his show money. However, for Tim Elliott, that’s only getting half of the money he would have got had he actually fought and won against Pietro Menga. As he’s been blasting over social media and the the UFC matchmakers, he’s got kids to feed. You have to feel for the fighter who has been burned twice in just one fight. Hopefully the UFC takes good care of Elliott and we see him finally get to fight in the Octagon again soon.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/15/2017.