Nick Catone hospitalized for dehydration, out of UFC 159


Friday night Nick Catone came in two pounds over the agreed weight for his fight with James Head. That  is not good news for Catone, who therefore had to forfeit 20% of his purse to Head.

The news was far worse today. reports that Catone was hospitalized for dehydration, and is off the card entirely, leaving Head without an opponent. 

Following a trip to the hospital for dehydration, Nick Catone has been scratched from his UFC 159 bout with James Head, scheduled for tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts.

Head offered sympathetic words, via Twitter.

Hey guys, I'm sorry to inform you that the @ufc let me know I'm not fighting tonight because @NickCatone is hospitalized. He is a tough guy and I wish him a speedy recovery. I trained really hard for this fight and am disappointed that I won't get to compete but I will be ready to fight soon when the #ufc calls.

It is unknown at present whether or not Head will receive his win and show money, or just his show money.


tags: Nick Catone (detail)  James Head (detail)  UFC 159   


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dermotfix site profile image  

4/28/13 12:47 AM by dermotfix

When it comes to weight cutting...                       Don't get sucked in

quality site profile image  

4/27/13 11:25 PM by quality

He's a big guy, I'm surprised he made 170 the first time. Then again I'm surprised at the weight most of these guys cut. I cut 8 pounds or so once and it was rough.

torubu site profile image  

4/27/13 9:13 PM by torubu

Not a matter of pulling out, a matter of being forced out because of dehydration.

Card site profile image  

4/27/13 8:59 PM by Card

Not making weight and pulling out, that's rough.

halfninja site profile image  

4/27/13 8:56 PM by halfninja

Catone's a great guy, but I think this is the second or third time he's had difficulty cutting weight within the past few years. Perhaps he should consider 185 or retirement.

2xAA site profile image  

4/27/13 8:52 PM by 2xAA

james head should get the win money toocatone should get ZERO money and get cut....he should be more a wrestler, i'm disappointed a fellow wrestler doesnt know how to cut weight ...he's old too

grkblood site profile image  

4/27/13 5:58 PM by grkblood

I'm guessing they cut him.

diggity site profile image  

4/27/13 2:28 PM by diggity

This exactly. Well done for being calm and reasonable. Just voted you up.

Vikingknee site profile image  

4/27/13 2:27 PM by Vikingknee

Depends. Some people's nips just look like that their whole lives

epic hero site profile image  

4/27/13 2:13 PM by epic hero

The weakest prelims I've seen a while managed to get weaker( with Perez pulling out too)