Blaine O’Driscoll Reacts To Cancelled Cage Warriors Title Fight: ‘It’s A Joke’
SBG Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll has reacted to the news that he won’t be fighting for the Cage Warriors flyweight title on Saturday evening.
Yesterday afternoon, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan announced via Twitter that the Cage Warriors 99 title fight wouldn’t be taking place after the champion Nathan Greyson informed the promotion that he wouldn’t be making championship weight for the fight.
Saturday nights 125lb Title between @NathanGreyson1 Vs @BlaineSbg is OFF. The Champion has confirmed he cannot make Championship weight & won’t be fighting. @JRadcliffeMMA Vs @Poderosomma gets promoted to your MainEvent. #cw99 #mma
— Graham Boylan 🇮🇪 ☘️ (@GrahamBoylan) November 14, 2018
O’Driscoll remained silent whilst the drama played out last evening, but earlier today he took to his Instagram to express his disappointment:
“As most poeple know my fight is off this Saturday. My opponent refused to make weight yesterday evening and won’t fight Saturday.
“I love training so time spent grinding for the last 8 weeks does not bother me, but I had organized time off work and a lot of people had set aside their life and spent a lot of money to come to London to see me take that belt all all this time and money has been wasted.
“It’s a joke how this can happen with a so called champion. Don’t sign to fight if you know you can’t make the weight and waste everyone’s time.
“Thanks to Coach Kavanagh and Cage Warriors for helping me any way they can.
“Stay tuned for fight news real soon.”
Cage Warriors are yet to announce whether Greyson will be stripped of the Cage Warriors title. The new main event for Cage Warriors 99 will be contested by Jason Radcliffe and James Webb.
Cage Warriors 99 Fight Card
James Webb vs. Jason Radcliffe
Nathan Jones vs. Brad Wheeler
Mads Burnell vs. Lukasz Rajewski
Gavin Kelly vs. Cory Tait
Phill Wells vs. Jamie Richardson
Josh Abraham vs. Steve Aimable
Craig Edwards vs. Mehdi Ben Lakdar
Eric Veyrier vs. Steve Riformato
Kim Bravie vs. PK Zadeh
Jack Bartlett vs. Jason Russell
Chey Veal vs. Mik Pereira
G. Por Einarsson vs. Ian Garry
Eduardo Gonzalez vs. Ethan Barry