‘Hotel Scale Reset Overnight’ – Was Charles Oliveira the Victim of a Major Conspiracy at UFC 274? » FirstSportz

Charles Oliveira UFC274
Charles Oliveira UFC274

Charles Oliveira was set to defend his undisputed lightweight strap against Justin Gaethje in the UFC 274 main event. Both boys had a wonderful training camp and it was time for the official weigh-in.

Justin Gaethje got on the scales and came in at 155 pounds. He successfully managed the weight but we can’t say the same for Oliveira. He came in 0.5 pounds heavier and was given an hour to make the final cut.

After his time was up, Oliveira still came in 0.5 pounds heavier and as a result he was stripped of his light belt. According to the rules, the lightweight title is now vacant and Oliveira cannot become champion even if he beats Gaethje at UFC 274. However, Gaethje is eligible to win the title and he can finally wrap that undisputed belt around his waist.

Oliveira has worked very hard throughout his career to become a champion and it’s hard to imagine his reign of the title ending on the scales. The MMA community had mixed reactions to the incident.

Karl’s former opponent, Dustin Poirier replied to a fan request and wrote, “I thought Charles would win but I don’t know now… crazy.”

Another easy contender, Islam Makhachev, prayed for Oliveira and wrote: “Anyway, cheer up Charles and good luck tomorrow, we all know you’re a champion for a reason. And I want to fight the winner of that fight, either for the vacant title or the new LW champion.”

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Fighters reported that a faulty scale cost Charles Oliveira his lightweight championship

Charles Oliveira is missing the weight for UFC 274
Charles Oliveira is missing the weight for UFC 274

While many were surprised by the fact that Oliveira lost weight in the most important fight of his career, some argued that he became the victim of a larger controversy.

Claudia Gadelha lashed out at the officer operating the scales in a deleted tweet, writing: “Congratulations to the fool who messed up the scales at the weigh-in this morning. Now we have a real problem.”

MMA reporter Guilherme Cruz reported an interesting story and it points more towards the commission he wrote: “Norma Dumont and Ariane Carnelossi told me the hotel scale reset overnight and many fighters on Friday morning found they were 2 pounds heavier than they thought. I don’t know if that was the case for Charles Oliveira, whose coach posted last night that he had already gained weight.

The UFC has yet to release an official statement, but it is very unlikely that they will consider reinstating Oliveira as champion.

Also Read – UFC 274: Charles Oliveira Stripped of His Lightweight Title as He Misses Weight by Half a Pound

Also Read – ‘Screen it’ Islam Makhachev Lands a Bold Prediction of a Possible Fight Between Him and Charles Oliveira

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