A women's flyweight bout between Miranda Maverick and Shanna Young has been postponed after Young was hospitalized, Maverick said early Friday morning.
Maverick (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) released the following statement on social media (through Instagram) on the Young (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) incident:
Welp…fight is off guys. @shanimalshannayoung is in the hospital from illness (assuming from weight cut) and I wish her a full and fast recovery. We were ready, super prepared, and improved so much for this camp. I made weight already (within a lb to float off by morning). I’m hoping to still watch some really good fights on Saturday and get back in the cage as soon as possible. Thank you for the support and thank you to my team who has invested in me and the people who came out for this fight @pound4poundmuaythai @eastondenver @lcasportsmanagement @jhop4p @firemarshall205! More thanks to come soon!
A source close to the matter claims that Maverick's contract was supposed to expire after UFC 278. After Young dropped out, she was offered and accepted a new multi-fight agreement and is now looking for a replacement opponent.
Concerns about Young's health have not been addressed by the UFC.