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Thiago Alves Makes Weight! Josh Burkman Doesn’t!

(‘Fixing to go eat, son!’)

Thiago Alves got a chubby monkey off his back and made weight by squeaking just under the wire at 171 this afternoon. Good to see some people can put down the fork when the pressure is on (yeah, that was a shot at you, Gina). The only UFC 90 fighter not to make weight today was Josh Burkman, who weighed in two pounds over at 173 for his preliminary bout with Pete Sell. The sad irony is that the former middleweight Sell was the fighter people were expecting to have trouble making the cut. He hit 170 right on the button for what Goldstein expects to be UFC 90′s worst bout. Sure is off to a hell of a start.

Before today’s weigh-in, Matt Hughes spoke to fans and answered some questions, as he’s known to do. When asked about the Randy Couture/Brock Lesnar bout coming up at UFC 91, Hughes sided with Lesnar, saying: “The younger, stronger, better wrestler right now is going to win.”

He also said he’s voting for John McCain, for those of you who were wondering. Weird, I know. Full weigh-in results after the jump.

Anderson Silva (184) vs. Patrick Cote (183)
Thiago Alves (171) vs. Josh Koscheck (170)
Fabricio Werdum (256) vs. Junior dos Santos(234)
Tyson Griffin (155) vs. Sean Sherk (156)
Gray Maynard (155) vs. Rich Clementi (156)
Thales Leites (186) vs. Drew McFedries (186)
Spencer Fisher (155) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156)
Dan Miller (185) vs. Matt Horwich (186)
Hermes Franca (156) vs.

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slavery, fuck yeah!- October 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm
not all change is good. like when i went from being a man to woman.
Semus- October 25, 2008 at 12:13 pm
Did you hear all the boos when the camera went on Hughes last night? what a wanker!!
Barak Houssein Obama- October 25, 2008 at 2:43 am
You better vote for me or I'll have my friend Bill Ayers blow up your house.
I thank you in advance for half your pay for those who refuse to work.
P.S. Pray to the East or we will cut off your head!
John McCain- October 25, 2008 at 2:40 am
Please help me defeat the communist, socialist, inexperienced, lying, muslim, nigger on Nov. 4'th.
Thank you for your support.
P.S. Obama smokes crack!
Anonymous- October 24, 2008 at 7:11 pm
who cares politics suck and are way to fucking drug out and no matter who you vote for the middle class are the ones that are gonna get fucked over, the rich get richer abd the poor get poorer. if mccain wins wow another fucking warloving bush ass lover. and if obama wins wow a black guy that will most likely get shot and wont make it as president for a year. all politicians are the same they want to get rich and whoever helps them gets rich to mean while the average everyday working stiff gets fucked over. politics suck and all politicians need to be shot
Terrorist- October 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm
Facts are Wack and so is crack

don't vote


silly science ^.^
jkw1210- October 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm
The only educated comments are of those who are putting facts down.
Howard Stern Did a great job on calling out the dumbest people in America.

McCain 08!!!!!!
neutral- October 24, 2008 at 3:11 pm
here's an idea....quit leeching off the government! get off your fat liberal ass and go make something of yourself. If you want everyone to be equal try communism out. fucking stupid liberals. who cares that hes voting for mccain....its his choice and is just as respectable as anyone else who votes
Terrorist- October 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Peace n Love
voting for- October 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm
"voting for sarah palin's tits"?!!! wow, that's possibly the stupidest thing i've read on this board. congratulations.

matt hughes appreciates and deserves your vote.

hothothot- October 24, 2008 at 12:28 pm
The only thing "rediculous" is your poor spelling you fucking inbred scum. And what's with all the racist comments? Go listen to your lynard skynard records you incestral fucks.
Johnny- October 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm
If you like MMA & are voting for McCain, you sir are a dickbag!
darkfall- October 24, 2008 at 9:20 am
You don't say anything in article about hughes fighting serra in april?
cr_trinity- October 24, 2008 at 9:19 am
This is why political discussion is so topical here on a sports website: Exopolitics is a hybrid of soap opera and sporting match. Sporting terms and drama, both designed to make the Average Western Doltard think emotionally rather that logically is why so many of you idiots actually believe that there is a difference between the two parties. Remember there are only 2 more GATT signings before the NAU is finalised, but seeing as so many of you buy this whole Corporatist Clockwork Orange fucking trip called Western Mainstream Media you're probably not gonna be aware of it until you have some Soviet Police Officer shove a billy club up your ass.

And for some of you older CP readers who vote, why haven't you learnt yet? Oh yeah, you can't transcend your indoctrinated little habits. Morons. Actually talking about the crap you're given to talk about without ever questioning why the self destruction of the country you believe to be yours continues unabated.
Joe the Plumber- October 24, 2008 at 8:29 am
You guys better shut the fuck up, Matt Hughes is a stand up guy

You guys are all a bunch dumb fuck assholes

McCain is gonna do the US some god damn good and you stupid fucks who think McCain is trying to ban the sport should go fuck obama, he already said that mma is now legit w/ the sanctioning, holy shit
shatto1- October 24, 2008 at 7:59 am
Political discussions on this site are frivolous. Half of you can't vote and some of you who can, shouldn't.
That being said, Obama and his cronies will not be good for this country. You think this economic crisis was caused by George Bush and the republicans? Because republicans like lending money to poor people to buy houses. Please do some research about how this crisis was started. It started under Bill Clinton and since then the democrats have blocked every attempt to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac. When the loans didn't get paid back people destroyed their own credit and lost the house they should've never bought.
I like the money that I work hard for.
Anonymous- October 24, 2008 at 7:59 am
i dont think the burkman-sell fight will be boring pete sell has heavy hands and hes not afraid to let them fly but we could see burkman backpedaling alot or attempting alot of failed takedowns either way i think pete sell is a very exciting fighter his war against scott smith and nate quarry (the 2nd one) were super good fights and super good finishes sure he got kod in both fights but atleast he fights like a man and gives ppl what they came 2 see im going with drago by tko round 2 3:56 secs thats what im hoping for cause i fucking hate burkman what kind of name is the peoples warrior when u fight like a bitch
Markdog- October 24, 2008 at 7:37 am
caspersghost- October 24, 2008 at 6:55 am
McCain stopped having a problem with MMA a long time ago. He was quoted years ago saying how much the sport had evolved.
Joe T- October 24, 2008 at 6:29 am
McCain...Obama...anyone want to talk fights and AFTER the fights we can get back to the McPain/NoBama discussion.
Nobama- October 24, 2008 at 5:00 am
Common Sense:

"Common Sense" my ass.
KG- October 24, 2008 at 4:47 am

Yeah, pretty much what everyone has done with Bush... which is McCains idol.. moron.
Common Sense- October 24, 2008 at 4:47 am
Its an obvious choice that Obama is clearly the more intelligent and best presidential candidate. If you think otherwise, you obviously must think the past 8 years have been filled with nothing but success.

If you vote McCain this November, you are an idiot. But then again, it doesnt really matter as he is going to lose anyway.
Billy Bangabraud- October 24, 2008 at 4:45 am
Dear Mr Serra ~

Please, in the name of Lucifer - eliminate Matt Hughes via a crucifix beating similar to the one he put on B.J. ~

Thank You!

Little Billy Bangabraud
No1Dad- October 24, 2008 at 2:50 am
I like it how anyone who refuses to drink Obama's bathwater is immediately labeled an ignorant redneck. So "progressive".

I predict Obama wins this election in a landslide, and four years from now we won't be able to find anyone willing to admit they voted for the guy.