“Awww hell. Ya’ll are going to say something about my nickname, aren’t you?” (Pic: Sherdog.com)
We’re not going to go overboard and accuse Anthony Morrison of being immature or cowardly, but it’s safe to say that we’ll be dusting off the ol’ Weigh-In Failure Leaderboard following his abysmal attempt to make weight last night. Morrison was set to square off against Bryan Goldsby on tonight’s Bellator card, but after weighing in at 146.5lbs—some 11.5lbs and two weight classes over the 135lb Bantamweight cap—the fight was called off. Morrison has gone winless in his last three bouts, dropping fights to Mike Brown and Chad Mendes in the WEC before having his knock out over Nick Gonzalez at Matrix Fights 2 ruled a ‘no contest’. Losing an opportunity to fight on cable tv, even if it is just MTV2, is a costly mistake for a any fighter, but particularly for one on a skid. Losing a payday? Yeah, that’s not a smooth move either.
With this fight canceled, only three of the planned televised bouts remain:
Anthony Leone vs. Jeff Lentz (Featherweight bout)
Giedrius Karavackas vs. Sam Oropeza (Welterweight bout)
Randy Smith vs. Jamall Johnson (Heavyweight bout)
Jay Silva vs. Gemiyale Adkins (Middleweight bout)