WOW! Brad Scott is reportedly not receiving any pay for his UFC London fight because the bout with Jack Marshman has been removed from the card. Marshman was making his first fight in a new weight class and following fighter safety measures was told he was too far over weight and would not be allowed to make the cut to 145lbs.
With the fight between Brad Scott and Jack Marshman canceled, and not happening after Scott had already stepped on the scale and made weight, he isn’t really entitled to compensation per the contract he signed. While Brad is upset for the work he has done in the training camp in the lead up to the fight, the fight is not going to occur.
Brad Scott will not receive any pay for UFC London due to the fallout of his fight vs. Jack Marshman. With the bout cancellation coming before the weigh-in, Scott wasn’t technically able to make weight. Sounds unjust for months of work, if you ask me. #UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/VCQtusGao8
— Harry Williams (@Harry_Williams) March 16, 2018
At this time it is not known if Brad Scott was approached about making the bout with Jack Marshman at a catch weight instead of canceling the bout all together. Typically when a fighter is unable to make weight there is a negotiation between the promoter and fight camps where a new purse based on a percentage of the fighters salary who failed to make weight is paid as a ‘fine’ for the unprofessionalism.
The UFC often compensates fighters beyond what is given in their salaries with back room bonuses, and the company have given fighters a percentage of show purse in the past when bouts have been canceled due to weight cutting concerns, we will report back an update if things are made public.
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