Darrick Minner was progressing along with his weight cut when he decided to take a rest.
After waking up, though, Minner was far from feeling well, posting on his Facebook page that he “started throwing up and didn’t stop for 6-7 hours.”
Minner was scheduled to make his second UFC appearance Saturday night at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo against Jordan Griffin. The bout was called off and removed from the lineup.
“Sad to say but tomorrow I won’t be fighting,” Minner’s wrote. “Long story short, the weight cut was going super smooth, everything on point. Came back to nap before I hit the last 5 lbs. Woke up after a two hour nap, started throwing up and didn’t stop for 6-7 hours. Still throwing up this morning but it has slowed down.
“The UFC performance institute nutrition and staff tried everything to get my stomach under control before they had to make the call to start rehydrating. Shout out to them, they are super knowledgeable and professional.
“I want to apologize to my opponent Jordan Griffin and his camp, stepped up to give us a fight. We will get this set up at a later date. Thanks to the UFC for giving me another opportunity, we will get back to work and be ready for the next one. Sorry my body couldn’t make this happen.
“Thanks to my training partners, corners, coaches and manager for making sure everything was on point on less then 2 weeks notice again. After 35 pro fights and never having to pull out I’m super upset and disappointed. Thanks all of #teamminner for always having my back, love you guys.”
Minner, who has competed 35 times in his pro career, made his UFC debut earlier this year, falling to Grant Dawson on short notice.