All fighters came in ready to go during Friday’s weigh-in event for UFC 143 including main eventers Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit.
Diaz and Condit will meet in a bout to deterimine the interim UFC welterweight championship Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will be available on pay-per-view, while four of the six prelim bouts get FX television viewing and another two will be shown on Facebook (all starting at 7:00 PM EST).
Both Diaz and Condit tipped the scales at 169 pounds, right under the 170-pound limit. The winner will hold the UFC title until they can face Georges St-Pierre in a unification bout sometime in 2012.
“I’m here to represent Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or I’m ready to take my ass whooping. It’s whatever,” said Diaz, after weighing in.
Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum each weighed 246 pounds, easily making the heavyweight limit for their co-main event bout. The weight was the lowest of Nelson’s MMA career. Also, welterweights Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce each came in at 170 on the dot. Their moment on the stage was highlighted by Pierce wearing a blonde wig and the two being separated after things got heated during the face off.
Read below for a full list of UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit weights:
Dan Stittgen (170 lbs) vs. Stephen Thompson (171 lbs)
Rafael Natal (186 lbs) vs. Michael Kuiper (183 lbs)
Matthew Riddle (170 lbs) vs. Henry Martinez (169 lbs)
Matt Brown (171 lbs) vs. Chris Cope (171 lbs)
Alex Caceres (136 lbs) vs. Edwin Figueroa (135 lbs)
Dustin Poirier (146 lbs) vs. Max Holloway (144 lbs)
Ed Herman (185 lbs) vs. Clifford Starks (185 lbs)
Renan Barao (136 lbs) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135 lbs)
Josh Koscheck (170 lbs) vs. Mike Pierce (170 lbs)
Roy Nelson (246 lbs) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246 lbs)
Nick Diaz (169 lbs) vs. Carlos Condit (169 lbs)
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