The Bellator XXV weigh-in room was hot, really friggin hot. It started a bit late and if hungriness was measured by crankiness, then Dan Hornbuckle probably couldn’t wait to clear out the local buffet. The Handler made it very clear that he was hungry and wanted the weigh-ins to start on time. Luckily, the commission took a while to get organized so Hornbuckle had a fully jellied bagel waiting for him the moment he stepped off stage. Everything else went smoothly. Brad Blackburn was called “Chad” and Grabowski (the Polish Shane Carwin) claimed something along the lines of showing Americans that Polish fans are the best in the world. Being Polish myself, I took a bite of sauerkraut and nodded in approval.
Shonie Carter showed up in a purple zoot suit and was six pounds overweight. You can see in the photos that he’s pretty bummed over it. Bjorn Rebney, the founder and CEO of Bellator, seemed to work out a deal to give his opponent $100 for every pound Shonie was over out of his purse rather than the obligatory 20%. Mr. International eventually cut more weight to save himself some green. Now check out our Bellator XXV weigh-in gallery and agitated Dan Hornbuckle interview only on MiddleEasy.com – Because MMA is everything.