Johnson explains weight snafu, win over Lobov

Michael Johnson may have defeated Artem Lobov on Saturday but he was defeated by the scales during the weigh-ins for UFC Moncton. He missed the 146 pound limit for non-title featherweight bouts and the culprit he says was the NSAC. Johnson who took the fight on short notice was under the impression that he would receive the additional one hour a fighter gets if they miss weight on the initial attempt. Regardless, he came out on top and in this Cageside Seats video he was more than happy to discuss the victory.

Dana White is wrong about Roy Nelson

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UFC President Dana White has been very public about his disdain for UFC heavyweight Roy “Big Country” Nelson. White’s constant comments about Nelson’s weight and looks would likely get him sued if he was Nelson’s boss in a normal 9-to-5 working environment. Imagine the backlash if White made similar comments about one of his female fighters.

UFC 93 official weigh-in results

Here are the official weigh-in results for Saturday’s UFC 93 event, which will take place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday January 17, 2009. All fighters successfully made weight and it is interesting to note how light both main event fighters, Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson came in. Main Event Rich Franklin … Read more

Official UFC 92 weigh-in results

Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008, which takes place on Saturday, December 27th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (PPV 10pm EST / 7pm PST).

All of the fighters made weight for UFC 92, although some fighters pushed the limit by taking advantage of the one pound of grace extended to non title fights.

The staredown between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva reached a tension-filled climax when the two light heavyweight contenders got into a shoving match that had to be broken up. This could be the fight of the night, if not year.

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A Weighty Issue

The topic of fighters missing weight reared its ugly head again at the WEC 36 weigh-ins. Paulo Filho failed miserably to make the 185 requisite for his WEC middleweight championship bout against Chael Sonnen.

Fighters who come in over the weight limit never fail to make headlines. From Gina Carano, Travis Lutter or Gabe Ruediger; robust fighters become lead stories instantaneously after stepping off the scales. However, a champion not making weight?  It is hard to believe that being a possibility in any major organization. Essentially, it should never be an issue.

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Nick Diaz fails to make weight for June 14th Elite XC. Fight goes on!

According to “the Junkie” Nick Diaz failed to make weight for tonight’s Elite XC event in Hawaii that is to air on Showtime at 9 pm CST.  Apparantly, Nick notified officials ahead of time and his opponent, Muhsin Corbbrey, has agreed to fight at a catch-weight of 168 lbs.  Not making weight seems to be … Read more

Carano is a Trend Setter For Missing Weight

For the second time in two weeks, a main card fighter has failed to make weight by a significant amount.  Last week Gina Carano missed weight by an astonishing 4.5 pounds.  Well, she must be a trend setter because today Thiago Alves, who is scheduled to fight legend Matt Hughes in the main event of … Read more