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Bellator 62: Thiago Santos Misses Weight by 12.8 Pounds (!), Eric Prindle Earns His Title Shot the Easy Way

(Menstrual period, bro. I’ve done nothing this week except retain water and eat Girl Scout cookies.”)

Remember two weeks ago when a Bellator featherweight tournament competitor was kicked out for missing weight by four pounds? That was nothing. At yesterday’s Bellator 62 weigh-ins in Laredo, Texas, season five heavyweight tournament finalist Thiago “Big Monster” Santos hit the scales at 277.8 pounds, whiffing his heavyweight limit by a full 12.8. By our calculations, this is the third greatest weigh-in failure in MMA history.

Instead of postponing Santos’s HW finals match against Eric Prindle again — remember, this fight has already been re-scheduled twice due to savage groin kick and flu-like symptoms — Bellator decided they’d had enough of Big Monster’s antics and booted him from the tournament. By default, Prindle scores the $100k check and will face undefeated champion Cole Konrad for the Bellator heavyweight title later this year.

All of Bellator 62′s season six lightweight tournament fighters were on weight for their opening-round bouts, although welterweight Joseph Daily came in three pounds heavy for his preliminary card match against Sean Spencer. Full weigh-in results and broadcast info for tonight’s event are below…

MAIN CARD (MTV2, Epix2 HD, and; 8 p.m./7c)
- Eric Prindle (265.2) vs. Thiago Santos (277.8) – season-five heavyweight-tourney final rematch, fight canceled
- Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- Rick Hawn (155.6) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- Thiago Michel (154.8) vs. Rene Nazare (155.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- J.J. Ambrose (155) vs. Brent Weedman (155.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round

PRELIMINARY CARD (, first prelims start at 7 p.m. ET, remaining prelims conclude at 10 p.m. ET)
- Sonny Luque (162.2) vs. Luis Vega (158.6)
- Steven Peterson (145.2) vs. Chris Jones (145.8)
- Joseph Daily (173.2) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
- Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155.4)
- Douglas Frey (145.6) vs. Rad Martinez (145.8)

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ytrebil- March 23, 2012 at 8:32 am
Real fast though?
Onan- March 23, 2012 at 7:41 am
When fighters miss weight by more than 5 pounds the fight should be declared a forfeit and the opponent should get the over-weight fighter's show purse. That would stop all this missing weight real fast. Not only do you miss a payday but now you don't have money to pay your trainers, sparring partners, etc. Plus, the other dude is getting your money. Hitting these guys in the pocket will get their attention real fast.
The12ozCurls- March 23, 2012 at 7:41 am
FYI - always click the "Show hidden comments" otherwise you don't get to see any of the replys to other posts.
Stak40- March 23, 2012 at 8:07 am
Thanks if i hadn't read your comment and clicked show hidden comments, i would have never known to the exact degree how much of a bitch you truly were. I had my suspicions for sometime now.
The12ozCurls- March 23, 2012 at 8:58 am
Damn Stak, you need a hug or something? Or are you really Thiago Santos? Either way, lighten up tough guy.
Stak40- March 23, 2012 at 6:57 am
This is kind of bullshit. Missing weight by that much is inexcusable but giving the go ahead to Rrindle is fucking stupid. He was getting his ass kicked before he pulled bitch. He didn't even get kicked in the nuts, he got kicked in the ass hole.
The12ozCurls- March 23, 2012 at 7:30 am
Have you ever been kicked square in the asshole? I have NOT. But I assume that it will ruin your fucking day, so calling Prindle a bitch is moronic.
Stak40- March 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

Spoken like a true bitch! Regardless, compose yourself take your 5 and get your big ass up and fight. He knew he was getting his ass kicked and jumped on the first chance to get out of that fight.
Onan- March 23, 2012 at 7:43 am
It probably feels like getting poked there. Just with less penetration. Not that I would know, of course.
Fletch the V Stretch- March 23, 2012 at 6:26 am
Things should get really interesting with the thumbs up/down button. However, I wish it would tell you who gave you a thumbs up or down so you could know when to disregard them. Like if GoodFella gives me a thumbs down it is about the equivalent of Xeno giving me a thumbs up... JK Xeno
Onan- March 23, 2012 at 7:46 am
Make it easy on yourself and disregard all thumbs regardless of who gave em. That way you don't get all girly inside because Fried Taco liked your witty sammich-making comment.
Fletch the V Stretch- March 23, 2012 at 8:08 am
hahaha, alright well should I disregard all comments on my comments as well??
Onan- March 23, 2012 at 8:30 am
Of course you should. But if you disregard this comment on your comment you will regard my other comment on your comment and before you know it you won't know what to regard or disregard. Good luck to you.
Fletch the V Stretch- March 23, 2012 at 10:21 am
I am going to disregard all comments including my own. That should fix everything.
danomite- March 23, 2012 at 6:12 am
when asked why he missed weight, Santos simply pointed to his crotch area and said 'Blood' in a Portuguese accent.
Fried Taco- March 23, 2012 at 6:06 am
Maybe Bellator should stop giving out McDonald's gift certificates for their post-fight bonuses.