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07th Apr 2017

Dana White has good news for UFC fighter after breast implant fiasco

What drama

Patrick McCarry

We are getting ahead of ourselves slightly here. Pearl Gonzalez is not a UFC fighter… yet.

On Saturday night in Buffalo, Gonzalez is set to fight fellow straw-weight Cynthia Calvillo on the main card of UFC 210.

All that was thrown into doubt, earlier today, when the New York State Athletic Commission informed her she would not be able to fight because she had breast implants.

The 30-year-old was coming into UFC 210 for her debut after a six-fight winning streak and she was beyond gutted when the news was broken to her.

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, who has implants, fought at UFC 205 in Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden last November so many pundits and fans were hoping for a rule reversal.

Well, we’re happy to say that there has been:

While UFC president Dana White – a man who once said Anderson Silva would NOT fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, minutes before the promotion officially announced it – is prone to bombastic statements, his latest is on the money.

Leading MMA reporter Ariel Helwani cleared up the confusion:

Dramas done for one day – and there were certainly enough – Gonzalez can now get some fluids back in, weight back on and get ready for her big debut.

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