A UFC fighter “passed out during the rules meeting” just moments before he was scheduled to fight so his contest had to be canceled just moments before it was set to air on television. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reported the news on social media just moments before ESPN’s Heidi Androl did the same for those watching the latest UFC Fight Night card at home.
Per Iole, “Trevor Giles apparently passed out during the rules meeting.”
The next fight is off. Trevin Giles apparently passed out during the rules meeting
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) August 2, 2020
Giles, 27, from San Antonio, Texas, was supposed to face Kevin Holland, 27, on Saturday night in a 185-pound middleweight bout on the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Instead, Giles “feinted” right before the main card’s televised opener was set to air per ESPN color commentator and UFC fighter Paul Felder, so the fight between Giles and Holland was called off by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
More on this breaking news story as it continues to develop, but Giles and his team were seen pleading for the fight to go on as ESPN moved on during its telecast to its next scheduled fight.
So it at least seems like the middleweight contender was healthy and well enough to do that.
Maybe the tough Texan just let his nerves get to him a little before a huge fight in the 185-pound division.
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