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Report: Mark Hunt Still Has to Cut 19 Pounds Before Tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 52 Weigh-Ins


(“They said I was too fat to fight Roy Nelson. That’s when I knew I had a problem.” / Photo via Getty)

I don’t mean to alarm you, but we might have another “Renan Barao hitting his head while getting out of the tub“-type situation on our hands. An unnamed UFC source told Yahoo!’s Kevin Iole that UFC Fight Night 52 headliner Mark Hunt weighed 284 pounds today — a full 19 pounds above the heavyweight limit of 265. Weigh-ins are tomorrow at 4 p.m. Tokyo time. Holy crap.

Iole also mentions that Hunt “began his training camp at an astounding 340 pounds,” although that part of the Yahoo! article is linked to a dead page, so who even knows. Maybe Mark Hunt is trolling us. Maybe Kevin Iole is trolling us, which wouldn’t be the first time.

During his stint in the UFC, Hunt’s weight has floated between 261 pounds (before his UFC 135 decision win against Ben Rothwell in 2011) and 266 pounds (before his UFC on FUEL 8 TKO of Stefan Struve in 2013). Usually, being a heavyweight MMA fighter means you can only eat double-cheeseburgers on the day before weigh-ins, rather than your normal triple-cheeseburgers. A lot of cheat days on the schedule, is what I’m saying. But if Hunt was really coming down from 340, my God, that’s even worse than McCorkle. What happened, dude?

We’ll update you as we know more.

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“Rumble” Returns to the UFC! Faces Phil Davis at UFC 172 in Baltimore


(Oh how we’ve missed you, old friend.)

Anthony Johnson‘s redemptive arch as a fighter is one on par with something typically reserved for a Hollywood movie. The hard-hitting Georgian was once the talk of the town at 170 lbs., lauded as easily the most dangerous potential challenger to Georges St. Pierre‘s throne and a mountain of a challenge for anyone in between. Problem was, Johnson suffered from what is now known as “Lineker’s Syndrome” — the inability to actually make weight for two consecutive bouts in the division he was supposedly competing in.

Johnson’s struggles on the scale seemed as if they would be a thing of the past when he announced that he would be moving up to middleweight, but lo, they only got worse. Johnson missed weight by a staggering 12 pounds for his middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort, was choked out in the first round at UFC 142, and promptly fired by the UFC.

Looking back now, it’s laughable and damn near inconceivable to picture “Rumble” as a welterweight. Once exiting the UFC, Johnson immediately moved up to light heavyweight, then heavyweight, scoring vicious knockouts of Jake Rosholt and DJ Linderman (see above) as well as a decision victory over Andrei Arlovski along the way. Most recently, Johnson dropped back to light heavyweight to violently KO Strikeforce veteran Mike Kyle at WSOF 8 (notice a pattern here?), his third successive win since signing with the WSOF back in 2012.

His weight issues finally behind him, Johnson’s hard work over the years will come to a head at UFC 172, when “Rumble” faces top light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis in a fight that will place the winner on the short list of title contenders.

Also on tap for UFC 172…

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Rumble Johnson Misses Weight, Let Me Tell You How You’re Feeling Right Now

Totally Looks Like:  Sean Kingston

By now, you’ve probably heard the big news of the day:  Anthony “Hey Yo, Is That My Tummy Rumblin’?” Johnson missed weight today in historic fashion, tipping the scales at 197 pounds.  According to some research that I absolutely did not just do, twelve pounds is the most that anyone has ever blown weight anywhere ever, and you can feel free to correct me in the comments.  Vitor Belfort has agreed to fight a catchweight at 197, but has asked that Johnson weigh-in again tomorrow at no more than 205.

Now, maybe I’m not shocked by this — but damn brotato, how do you miss — how do you go UP a weight class because you have a nightmare cut at 170 and the boss has said you belong at 185, then proceed to bulk up like you got a call from Vince McMahon?  

Serious question: is Anthony Johnson dyslexic with numbers or something?  Just checking.

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“UFC on Versus 5″ Weigh-Ins: Hardy’s Hands Slightly Too Heavy

Dan Hardy Chris Lytle weigh-ins UFC on Versus 5 MMA photos
Two dudes known for throwing bombs, and the only guy trying to look tough is the promoter in the background. (Pic: @danawhite)

Tomorrow night Dan Hardy could be fighting for his spot in the UFC, but he came up just a little short in his battle with the scales. Ditching the shorts brought him within a half pound of the 171lb Welterweight limit, but additional time will be needed to shed the excess weight. A quick rinse should take at least a few ounces of mousse out of his mohawk. (Update- the rinse worked! Hardy made weight).

Ben Henderson was the only other fighter to make use of the towel, though he made weight without the need for additional time. The only real heat from the event surfaced when Cole Miller and T.J. O’brien got to jawing during their tense staredown. Based solely on the weigh-ins, I’m going to make a bold prediction for the Jason Reinhardt-Edwin Figueroa bout: Reinhardt will piss hot for crystal meth.

Gifs of those two staredowns and full weigh-in results are after the jump.

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The Wacky Side of MMA…

…and by “wacky” we mean “morbidly obese.” Pics of DEEP’s Megaton Grand Prix from gbring.com via Fightlinker.

RRjc
(Even CondomDepot wouldn’t sponsor these guys.)

ekbp
(Let me guess…former Korean baseball player?)

map
(As in, “I need one to find my dick.”)

btk
(Bitch-titty keylock!)

hfu
(“Holy fuck are you ugly.”)

fupes
(In fairness, he was actually aiming for the guy’s fupa.)

dnj
(“DEEP: A Judgment-Free Zone.”)

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