(‘Kongo, I don’t respect your ground game and don’t particularly like you as a person, so you know I have no reason to lie to you when I say this, but your ass is the most magnificent thing I’ve ever encountered.’ Photo courtesy of Combat Lifestyle’s UFC 107 weigh-in set.)
Who knows what kind of wacky scales they use in Memphis, but Natasha Wicks isn’t complaining because the end result was six different fighters stripping down to their birthday suits just to make weight. Diego Sanchez initially weighed in at 156, which would have been just fine if he weren’t fighting for the 155-pound title. So he did what several others who came before him did and took off his skivvies to make weight. When he did, he clocked in at 154.5 pounds. As Tennessee State Athletic Commission executive director/master of basic reasoning skills Tim Mullen explained: "Every fighter that was taking his shorts off was losing about 1.5 pounds, that must be what those things weigh."
With the help of a little nudity every fighter made the agreed upon weight, although the Alan Belcher-Wilson Gouveia bout was changed to a catchweight of 195 pounds before the weigh-in. Full results are after the jump.
B.J. Penn (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (154.5)
Frank Mir (264.5) vs. Cheick Kongo (239)
Kenny Florian (156) vs. Clay Guida (156)
Paul Buentello (255) vs. Stefan Struve (247)
Jon Fitch (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
Alan Belcher (195) vs. Wilson Gouveia (193)
Matt Wiman (156) vs. Shane Nelson (156)
Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Ricardo Funch (171)
Rousimar Palhares (186) vs. Lucio Linhares (185)
DaMarques Johnson (171) vs. Edgar Garcia (171)
Kevin Burns (171) vs. T.J. Grant (171)