UFC fight temporarily put in limbo by breast implant rule

BUFFALO, New York (AP) " Pearl Gonzalez's fight at UFC 210 almost didn't happen.

Gonzalez's bout was temporarily in limbo Friday because of a New York state fight rule that bans fighters from competing with breast implants.

The rule states, "Due to the concern over rupture, boxers who have breast implants are not eligible to box in New York. Boxers who have had breast reduction surgeries are eligible to box."

The UFC was kept informed of the situation but did not cancel the fight.

But the breast ban was temporarily lifted and Gonzalez was scheduled to go ahead and make her UFC debut against Cynthia Calvillo on Saturday at the KeyBank Center.

UFC President Dana White tweeted , "THIS FIGHT IS ON!!!!"

The state athletic commission cleared Gonzalez to fight after talking to her physician and giving the issue "careful consideration and review."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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