Vitor Belfort’s retirement fight will have to wait.
Belfort’s expected co-main event bout against Uriah Hall has been scratched from the UFC St. Louis card. UFC officials announced the news immediately following Saturday’s weigh-ins. Hall did not weigh-in. Belfort tipped the scales at 186 pounds.
UFC officials did not elaborate on the reason for Hall’s withdrawal.
A featherweight bout between St. Louis-native Michael Johnson and Darren Elkins has been promoted from the televised preliminaries to the main card, while a women’s flyweight bout between Paige VanZant and Jessica-Rose Clark will now serve as the show’s co-main event, perMMAjunkie.
Belfort, 40, said prior to the event that he planned to retire after his fight with Hall unless he was paid $10 million to compete again, bringing an end to his 21-year career.