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While hundreds of UFC fighters have come and gone, none have ended promotions as abnormally as Ottman Azaitar During the weighing up for UFC 257 on Friday, the UFC announced that Azaitar’s fight with Matt Frevola was due to “a recent infraction against the health and safety protocols would no longer take place “

After Frevola was rebooked against Arman Tsarukyan, who lost weight because of his fight with Nasrat Haqparast, who withdrew from the fight due to illness, it was announced that Azaitar’s violation was so serious that he was cut off the UFC completely

UFC President Dana White was asked if he could provide details of Azaitar’s injury in the “bladder” on Fight Island, describing a scene that sounded like something out of a robbery movie

“It’s bad, he’s gone, he’s no longer a UFC fighter,” Dana White explains why Ottman Azaitar was banned from the UFC after a health and safety breach at # UFC257 ImageTwittercom / UO3aJbLUWO

“It’s actually pretty amazing,” White told BT Sport. “Didn’t we tell the story? Don’t we tell the story? So he and his team cut their bracelets and gave them to someone outside the bubble, I don’t know the way they even did it.This guy taped it up, showed up here with a bag, walked into a room, moved across four balconies, walked into his room, put the bag down, changed clothes, and left when Security tried to stop him, he didn’t stop It’s just, yes, he’s gone He’s no longer a UFC fighter and he’s not fighting tonight “

White also noted that everything was on camera so it wasn’t difficult figuring out what had happened to Azaitar who was a top prospect at lightweight with a 13-0 record and 12 finishes, including two knockout games in the first round on his first two trips to the UFC Octagon

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World News – CA – UFC 257: Ottman Azaitar is released for promotion after he and his team violated Fight Island security protocols