UFC 142 Weigh-Ins: Anthony Johnson Misses Weight by a Ridiculous 11-Pounds
UFC Rio is by far one of the most exciting events in recent time for the fighters who are involved on this weekend’s fight card. Returning to the home of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the UFC-founding Gracie family is enough to get any mixed martial arts fan.
The week leading up to the fights has been full of the usual activities and media releases. Even with all of the energy and excitement surrounding these fights, it is still up to the fighters to show up, make weight, and then put on a show.
Unfortunately for Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who has made a habit of not making weight, the weigh-ins proved to be a nightmare as he hit the scales a whopping 11-pounds overweight.
The crowd booed as Johnson came to the stage and rightly so. As he took his place he tipped the scales at 197. In order for the bout to continue he will have to weigh in less than 205 pounds the day of the fights and the fight will be changed to light heavyweight.
The remainder of the fight card made weight and fight fans will still look to be wowed as Champion Jose Aldo defends his title in his home country against challenger Chad Mendes.
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Chad Mendes (144)
Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Anthony Johnson (197)
Mike Massenzio (184) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186)
Carlo Prater (170) vs. Erick Silva (169)
Edson Barboza (154) vs. Terry Etim (155)
Sam Stout (155) vs. Thiago Tavares (155)
Gabriel Gonzaga (250) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (229)\
Yuri Alcantara (145) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (146)
Ricardo Funch (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
Felipe Arantes (145) vs. Antonio "Pato" Carvalho (144)