Kelvin Gastelum, coach fined for UFC 244 weigh-in actions

Kelvin Gastelum, coach fined for UFC 244 weigh-in actions

UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum and his coach Rafael Cordeiro have both been fined by the New York State Athletic Commission as a result of their questionable actions during last weekend’s UFC 244 weigh-ins. UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum and his coach Rafael Cordeiro have both been fined by the New York State Athletic Commission as a result of their questionable actions during last weekend’s UFC 244 weigh-ins.

Gastelum, who was one of the last fighters to step on the scale on November 1, appeared to have leaned his weight on Cordeiro.  Whether or not the lean was intentional or if it benefitted Gastelum or not is undetermined and debatable, but that does not matter, it is against the rules.

Gastelum did make weight, coming in at 184 pounds, two pounds shy of the 186-pound maximum for the middleweight division.

As a result of their actions, Gastelum was fined $1,000 while Cordeiro was hit with a $200 penalty.

To date both Gastelum and Cordeiro deny any wrongdoing.

Light heavyweight Corey Anderson was also fined by the NYSAC.  His penalty comes as punishment for his post-fight antics following a knockout victory over Johnny Walker. Anderson was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike and disorderly conduct” after shoving the referee assigned to the contest.

All of the individuals are suspended indefinitely by the commission until their fines are paid in full, per NYSAC spokesperson Mercedes Padilla.