Just announced on the FUEL TV special broadcast for today’s UFC 142 weigh-ins is that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has not been able to make his contracted weight of 185 pounds for tomorrow’s co-main event against Vitor Belfort.
UFC president Dana White made the announcement live on TV just moments ago.
“Vitor does not want him to weigh more than 205 pounds on fight night,” said White. “He will weigh in today and weigh in tomorrow. As a fighter, you are a professional, you are contracted to come in at a certain weight. This is not the first time this has happened with Johnson.”
As a result the bout could be in jeopardy from going down. Vitor is on weight, but Johnson may not even be able to make the light-heavyweight limit in his debut to middleweight.
The bout goes on as long as after re-hydrating Johnson doesn’t weigh more than 205 pounds.
The result is that a middleweight fighter in Vitor Belfort has agreed to face a light-heavyweight fighter in Anthony Johnson.