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MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Gilbert Burns vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier removed from UFC on Fox 28


Burns vs Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on Fox 28

The UFC medical team declared Gilbert Burns "medically unfit to compete" after arriving in Orlando at 186 pounds for his planned lightweight fight against Olivier Aubin-Mercier this weekend. The officials determined it would be unsafe for Burns to cut the weight necessary to make the 156-pound limit for the planned contest.

Burns have never missed weight in his seven-fight UFC career. 

The event will continue as a 12-fight card.

Free Fight: Jeremy Stephens vs Marcus Davis


Tags: odds and ends, injuries

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Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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