Elite 1 Welterweight Title Fight Scratched as Meneka Weva Goes AWOL
Top MMA News has learned that the Elite 1 MMA Welterweight title fight between Richard Arsenault (6-1) and Meneka Weva (2-5) has been pulled from the card. The reason? Meneka Weva did not show up for weigh-ins.
Elite 1 MMA owner Mike Williams tried to contact Weva by phone and through mutual friends, but no one was able to contact the Welterweight challenger.
Weva had previously fought Arsenault in his last fight and he was submitted in the second round of that match. However, Weva was ill during the fight and was promised a rematch for the title.
After weigh-ins yesterday, Elite 1 MMA scrambled to find a new opponent for Arsenault and managed to dig up Gary Brown. Brown is 2-0 as an amateur and has not fought as a professional. The Arsenault vs Brown matchup will no longer be for the title and will be fought at 175lbs.
Elite 1 MMA has indicated that Meneka Weva will never fight for their organization again.
Top MMA News has tried to contact Meneka Weva, but has not received a response at the time of this posting.
Update May 7 2pm: Meneka Weva provided this statement to Top MMA News:
“I was hospitalized all week due to serious medical issues”