MMA fighter Pearl Gonzalez was about to be pulled out of the 210 main card due to her breast implants (source: Breast Implants Perth) . You can find a photo of Cynthia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez as they face off on April 05 in Buffalo, New York.
We have learned that Pearl Gonzalez has been ruled on the basis of an implant in her breast, women fighters are not allowed to have implants. Calvillo told me that is was hopeful they would alleviate the issue but since then there is no word anything just yet.
However, Doman Martin from Fox Sports has reported that the match has not been postponed officially and there are discussions going on about whether Gonzalez is eligible to participate. And I quote his words, “stay tuned to Fox Sports for more updates on Gonzalez and implant gate. There is nothing that is one hundred percent sure about the situation. But let’s wait and see what happens”.
“In New York, women who have breast implants are not allowed to compete in fightings due to the concerns that it might burst during the match. However, those boxers who have undergone breast reduction through surgeries are eligible to compete”, this is according to the NYSAC medical manual. The rule was enacted back in the year 2014.This makes it easy for people to wonder what went wrong with both the UFC and the commission.
Something that is worth noting is that this statue is not limited to the New York or even the United States as a country only. Back in the year 2013, Louisiana temporarily banned all female fighters with breast implants from participating in MMA due to the above-mentioned concerns of rupturing. If you recall well, back in the year 2009 there was an amateur British boxer who was not allowed to get into the ring because she had an implant in her breasts.
Pearl Gonzalez (4-0) made her debut in boxing in March at the UFC 209, it is during the same time that she made an ultimate win over a standout and experienced fighter Amanda Cooper in her promotional debut. The impressive fight that she displayed resulted in a quick turnaround of things helping boost her momentum.
With all the controversy that’s going around, whether Gonzalez and Calvillo will fight Saturday night now we will have to wait. Having said that, let’s wait for more official communication from the commission.