Rumble Johnson wasn’t even close to making weight for UFC 142, dude comes in at 197 lbs

The greatest tweet I’ve read thus far regarding Antohny Johnson coming in overweight against Vitor Belfort is by ‘TheOtherJD‘ that reads: “Anthony Johnson is on the Dulce Diet.” That’s comedy, folks. We retweeted it, so hopefully by the end of the day it will spread around the MMA world. It’s a hilariously accurate statement being that Anthony Johnson didn’t even try to make weight for UFC 142. A few days ago we jokingly created an article entitled ‘Let’s just hope Rumble Johnson is eating as healthy as Vitor Belfort for UFC 142…‘ so we’ll take all the blame for jinxing the former welterweight title contender. Seriously, how did this guy ever fight at 170 lbs less than a year ago.

Vitor Belfort agreed to take the catchweight bout with only one exception: Rumble must weigh in tomorrow under 205 lbs. Essentially, this means Rumble can’t rehydrate to ridiculous levels and have a significant weight advantage over Vitor. We’re also assuming a hefty portion of Johnson’s purse goes directly into Belfort’s pocket due to this severe dietary violation. As far as the face-off, it was pretty tame. Check out this screen cap I grabbed just minutes ago from the live UFC 142 weigh-ins.

Published on January 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm
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