Antonio McKee is really limiting his employment options these day.
The 41-year-old Las Vegas native today weighed in seven pounds over the 155 pound limit for his MFC 32 title defense against Brian Cobb tomorrow night in Edmonton, Alberta. As a result of the infraction “Mandingo” will be fined 20 percent of his purse stripped of his title and will be let go from the remainder of his contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship.
The fight has now been changed to a three-round non-title affair.
If he wanted to push back, since he has nothing to lose at this point besides his pay for the fight, McKee could just hop on a plane and leave the MFC in the lurch for their main event tomorrow night, since reps from the promotion already announced it’s the last time he’ll fight under their banner.
Seven pounds is inexcusable, especially for a veteran like McKee, but the guy is 41 years old and cuts a lot of weight. Maybe his body has had enough of the torture of weight cutting he’s inflicted on it for decades while he dropped dozens of pounds to wrestle and fight.
Unfortunately for Antonio when this door closes it’s unlikely that another one will open up for him any time soon considering that when he was dropped by the UFC following his UFC 125 loss to Jacob Volkmann he called Zuffa “the new slave masters” and the UFC “the new slave plantation.” Just wait and see what he has to say about MFC president Mark Pavelich, who took him back after vowing to never rehire him when he vacated the title to fight for the UFC. Whoever he compares him to, we’re guessing it will be someone with a penchant for wearing white hoods and burning crosses. *sigh*