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UFC fighter Sijara Eubanks was planning to fight Nicco Montano for the inaugural women’s flyweight title on Friday night, but she has been ruled out.




Eubanks suffered kidney failure while cutting weight, and she was taken to the hospital.

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Roxanne Modafferi will replace Eubanks for the fight at TUF 26.

Eubanks posted on Instagram that she will be the UFC Champion, but it just won’t be on Friday night.

First of all, I’m a champion. Point blank. I will be UFC champion, but it’s God’s will that it won’t be Friday night. I’m a gangster and I’ve cut more weight than most male fighters, and unfortunately there were some miscalculations this cut, no excuses, I worked my ass off and went out on my shield. I was hospitalized early this morning for kidney failure but best believe I’ma be right back training and right back after that belt. This game is full of ups and downs, true champs know that and bounce back. Nicco and Roxanne I’m sure will have a great fight, and best wishes to both those ladies. True class, those two. Nothing changes, I’m still the queen and I will claim my throne. Thank you to all my coaches, friends and family and the wonderful staff at UFC. God is good and I am truly blessed. #Repost @ufconfox (@get_repost) ・・・ BREAKING: Sijara Eubanks is OUT. Roxanne Modafferi is IN vs. Nicco Montano for the UFC women’s flyweight title! Who wins now? #TUF26Finale

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“First of all, I’m a champion. Point blank,” Eubanks said. “I will be UFC champion, but it’s God’s will that it won’t be Friday night. I’m a gangster and I’ve cut more weight than most male fighters, and unfortunately there were some miscalculations this cut, no excuses, I worked my ass off and went out on my shield.

“I was hospitalized early this morning for kidney failure but best believe I’ma be right back training and right back after that belt. This game is full of ups and downs, true champs know that and bounce back. Nicco and Roxanne I’m sure will have a great fight, and best wishes to both those ladies. True class, those two. Nothing changes, I’m still the queen and I will claim my throne.”

Eubanks is 2-2 in her UFC career, and she recently defeated Modafferi in an exhibition fight.

(h/t MMA Fighting)

UFC title fighter pulled from card after being transported to hospital the morning of weigh-ins Sijara Eubanks/Instagram
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