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Anthony Johnson meets weight-related requirement, fight with Belfort official

The rumbling in Rio de Janeiro has decreased some after Anthony Johnson clocked in this morning at a little over 204 pounds meaning he has met a stipulation that would have otherwise caused the cancellation of his co-headlining clash with Vitor Belfort at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes.

Johnson’s predicament started yesterday at the weigh-ins for tonight’s event when he came in eleven pounds heavy. As a result he was fined 20% of his purse and had to remain under 205 pounds today or else his bout with Belfort would be scrapped.

The 27-year old claimed a medical situation had forced the medical team in Rio to rehydrate him a few hours before stepping on the scale while UFC President Dana White labeled the reason as being little more than a lack of professionalism on the power-punching wrestler’s part. In fact, White has even gone on record as saying Johnson’s job may not be safe even if he comes away with a victory against seasoned veteran Belfort.

UFC 142 starts at 7:00 PM EST on Facebook before heading to FX and eventually PPV when the main card begins at 10:00 PM EST. The lineup is headlined by 145-pound champion Jose Aldo putting his gold up for grabs against unbeaten Californian Chad Mendes.

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2 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    Not that it matters, but I’m curious to know what Belfort weighs right now.

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  • MCM says:

    That’s what I was saying. Everyone says Belfort has to cut 20lbs so they should be coming in at the same weight. Kinda makes me wonder what the hell the point of weight cutting is anyway.

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