Ben Askren is one of the best fighters in the world not signed by the UFC, and he’s been toiling away in the wilds of Asia fighting for ONE FC. But this weekend was supposed to see him defend his belt against Luis “Sapo” Santos in Singapore, and Sapo missed weight. Badly. Sapo, you see, was supposed to make 170; he couldn’t even make 190.
As per ONE FC boss Victor Cui:
I’m disgusted. Sapo fails to make weight then despite Askren offering a fight at 190lbs, Sapo still refuses. Completely unprofessional #ONE
— Victor Cui (@victoronefc) November 13, 2015
These two fought at a ONE FC back in April, but an accidental eye-poke suffered by the Brazilian resulted in a “no contest”. This rematch was supposed to be all kinds of awesome.
Oh well. Now the card is chock full of fighters with Asian names you’ve never heard of.