SAN ANTONIO — Maybe Kelvin Gastelum should have ponied up for Mike Dolce after all.
The UFC welterweight contender missed weight Friday ahead of his matchup with Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night here at AT&T Center. On Thursday, Gastelum said he stopped working with Dolce, an MMA nutrition guru who specializes in weight cuts, because he was "expensive."
Soon after Gastelum missed weight, Dolce tweeted a photo of Gastelum from his first cut to welterweight with the hashtag #WorthEveryPenny.
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On Friday, Gastelum weighed 173 pounds on the first attempt and was given two hours to try to make the 171-pound maximum. After 40 minutes, Gastelum came back out and weighed in at 172.75. At that point, he gave up and will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Musoke.
Gastelum said Thursday that he was on point with his weight and had cleaned up his diet. In March before his fight with Rick Story at UFC 171 in Dallas, Gastelum missed weight on the first attempt before hitting 170 two hours later. Gastelum beat Story by split decision, but not coincidentally he looked sluggish at times.