Nick Gonzalez came in almost 17 pounds over-weight for his planned lightweight contest with Ryan Couture Friday night at Bellator 143.
Following that, officials with the promotion decided to scrap the contest completely, providing Couture with his show money.
Gonzalez weighed in at 172.75 pounds, meaning he also would have been over had the fight been scheduled for the welterweight division.
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Couture weighed 155.5 pounds and was seeking his third Bellator win. He talked with FightLine earlier this week about his future in the sport.