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07 April 2017

Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 was only a rumour

Pearl Gonzalez

Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 for breast implants rumours


After the rumour had spread throughout the MMA world Dana White confirmed at the Post Fight press conference that the rumour was bulls**** The fight was never cancelled. 



Original reports were wrong


It was at first wrongly being reported that The NYSAC (New York State Athletic Commission) had pulled Pearl Gonzalez from the UFC 210 fight card because she has breast implants. The commission does not allow fighters with implants to compete in boxing, but this is not an MMA rule of the NYSAC 



Bout went ahead as planned


Gonzalez now (6-2) had cut weight without issue to make the strawweight bout against Cynthia Calvillo now (5-0) on Saturday 8th April 2017 but apparently the NYSAC only decided to tell her after she weighed in and having passed all prior medicals where everything had appeared fine. However, her UFC debut at the KeyBank Arena finished in a loss to Calvillo by a rear naked choke submission in round 3 . It is not known at this time how or why the implant ban rumours spread but is not thought to be malicious.