Fabricio Werdum believes that Charles Oliveira got “screwed” at the UFC 274 official weigh-ins. After failing to make weight, ‘do Bronx’ was stripped of the lightweight title. He was ineligible to win the gold in the pay-per-view’s main event but still went on to beat Justin Gaethje.The official weigh-in was marred by controversy after several fighters competing on the card claimed that the scale was malfunctioning. Oliveira and his camp claimed that they confirmed he’d made weight on the official scale the night before the weigh-in took place.
The next morning, however, he weighed 0.5lbs heavier than the championship limit and that cost him the title. Speaking about his fellow Brazilian’s misfortune during a recent appearance on the Inteligência Ltda. podcast, former UFC heavyweight champion Werdum stated
They screwed him over there because he passed the weight by 0.5lbs but actually he had already hit the right weight. I don’t know what happened. That’s what I always say, the system is not easy. What happened? The guy lost his belt. He won the fight and didn’t win the belt and he will have the chance to win the belt