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UFC 111 Weigh-Ins Almost Went Off Without a Hitch

(Photo courtesy of Combat Lifestyle’s UFC 111 weigh-in gallery, where you can also see a jacked Frank Mir and fine-looking Rachelle Leah.)

The only time weigh-in stories are ever not completely boring is when someone misses weight by a large margin or when something weird happens. The pushing and shoving that sometimes goes on? Even that has started to get somewhat commonplace, and more often it can be accurately described as ‘jostling.’ So what we truly need in order to have something to talk about is for someone to show up heavy, or possibly with red contact lenses. Fortunately, the UFC 111 weigh-ins had both.

Dan Hardy wore an ‘I Hate Dan Hardy’ t-shirt complemented by evil red vampire eyes, and Rory Markham came in six pounds over the upper limit for his welterweight bout with Nate Diaz. Markham will reportedly be fined $1,000 (or 12.5% of his show money) for his lack of carb-control, while Hardy somehow gets off free for treating the weigh-ins like a half-ass rave. I tell you, there’s no justice in this world.

Full weigh-in results are after the jump.

Georges St-Pierre (170) vs. Dan Hardy (170)
Frank Mir (265) vs. Shane Carwin (265)
Kurt Pellegrino (155) vs. Fabricio Camoes (155)
Ben Saunders (169) vs. Jon Fitch (171)
Jim Miller (155) vs. Mark Bocek (154)
Nate Diaz (171) vs. Rory Markham (177)
Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Matt Brown (170)
Rousimar Palhares (186) vs. Tomasz Drwal (185)
Rodney Wallace (206) vs. Jared Hamman (205)
Matthew Riddle (170) vs. Greg Soto (170)

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robthom- March 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Something makes me doubt that Hardy's a terribly good artist. The dude from limp bizkit was apparently better from what I've seen.

(and read into that what you will).
mothercruncher- March 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
CP does seem to rip on us a bit but I take it with a pinch of salt personally.

It's a love/hate, morbidly obese/slightly pudgy, straight teeth/wonky teeth, type-a thing I guess and not too big a deal.

Besides, we've xenophobic fucktards here as well...
TRUTH-11- March 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm
GSP is gonna beat the pants off of Hardy. He is a machine. The only way he is set to ever lose is if he beats himself with under/over training or a freak accident or mistake (which can happen to anyone). However, I do like Hardy (somewhat). Fun fighter to watch. He is just having a little fun with his chance at fame. Im quite sure he is a relatively humble dude who is having a little fun with the exposure. And BTW never underestimate the prescripting influence that UFC or outside sponsors may influence to fuel up the prematch hype!

Furthermore, Mir is a super cool dude. Mad respect to Frank just for submitting Jerk Lessner even if Lessner later took the belt. What a complete ass is Lessner. A total rebirth of Tank Abbott and his fraternal twin Tito Ortiz all smashed together in one overgrown WWF reject. Sure he is a specimen of humongous muscles. But doesnt he just remind you a little of a Rocky Movie? "I Vill Break YOU". Hate to compare Mir to Stallone. . . Oh wait, is his wife named Adrianne? LMFAO

On Nate Diaz. . . love his talent, but really? all the testosterone necessary? watch the weigh-ins again and you'll see the over-display of male aggression. Still love to watch him fight but damn dude, learn a little restraint and sportsmanship. I am an appreciator of good sportsmanship and humility inside and outside the octagon. I enjoy seeing two opposite forces giving each other their due respect, then smashing each other in the octagon! That is just the right way. It shows maturity and professionalism. With all the money and power doesnt it seem logical to have a clear and level head to accompany?

Lastly, Dana White. . . . UFC is the best damn thing that ever happened to real mixed martial arts sports. Hail to the new season of Ultimate Fighter! Liddel/Ortiz should be pretty entertaining once you get past Ortiz's squeeky, prepubescent voice and a**hole machismo. Cant wait!

BOTSL! for life!
Charming Charlie- March 27, 2010 at 10:24 am
Don Dada, Cage Potato is just having a laugh too.

"Markham will reportedly be fined $1,000 (or 12.5% of his show money) for his lack of carb-control, while Hardy somehow gets off free for treating the weigh-ins like a half-ass rave. I tell you, there’s no justice in this world."

This is a joke, not an actual expression of bias.
Patrick- March 27, 2010 at 9:05 am
Don_Dada is right. A great degree of CP commenters are braindead, nationalist douchebags who automatically default to hate mode when they hear an British accent.
Eat shit.

(I'm American)
Don_Dada- March 27, 2010 at 6:53 am
Brush my teeth ??? Im from Detroit you fucking idiot. I'm just not a nationalist cunt. Ive been coming to this website for ages. And ive just noticed that CagePotato like to rip on Brits, Hey i think Bisping is a bit of a jackass. But Hardy is not , Hardy is just a guy having a bit of a laugh , Living it up a bit at the weigh-in. And this website makes it look like he's being a dick about it. I dont give a shit where they are from but obviously half of this country does and certainly this website does. You have to get a grip and remove the dick implanted in your brain, Silly fuck.
almostfatboyslim- March 27, 2010 at 6:43 am
GSP's cheeks looked liked Irvin's all pointed and drawn. Cutting weight is a bitch.
Mathertron- March 27, 2010 at 6:15 am
Seeing as Bisping has embarrassed the fuck out of us on a good few occasions I cant say I blame 'em.
Clyde- March 27, 2010 at 5:39 am
I don't think CP hates the brits, it's just that it's hard to give Hardy much of a chance against GSP. Like it was hard to give Bisping much chance against Hendo.
Clinch-Smash- March 27, 2010 at 2:19 am
2 things, as Ben said the his family hates scot's now it has just grown to the whole UK and did anyone else see the pic of hardy on junkie? his hair looks to be cut into the shape of the red on the flag of England. Is this just me?
Harry Nips- March 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm
As Dana is mystified w/ GSP's double-hand shake w/ a bow on top, Bert signals for James Toney to swoop in to film his next "call out video".
Douchey McDoucherton- March 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm
Those aren't contacts, Hardy has just been hanging out a little to much with Rogan and Bravo...he prolly gave himself an oil change right before the weigh ins.

rlh61- March 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I agree. The 'big three' Brits are big effin d-bags.

If I remember correctly, wasn't Pearson a brick layer by profession? That guy seems like a blue-collar kind of dude...I like his background and mentality. He's a work-horse.

The thing about Brit fighters is that the accent makes everything sound like a smart-ass comment. Take the best fighter-compliment you can think of and say it with a Brit makes everything sound like it was spawned from a fuckin' Massengil douche...
ghostboner- March 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Those aren't contacts, he was just hanging with Rogan and Bravo pre weigh in. Hardy does look pretty big though. And WTF is up with Almeida being the underdog? I should have put some money on that one.

@Don Dada - It probably seems that way because the 3 most famous Brit fighters are loudmouth dick faces. I think CP has looked favorably on Terry Etim, and Ross Pearson, and even James Wilks. Don't quote me on it though.

JoseMonkey- March 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm
Oof. Rachelle looks just awful in those pics. I wasn't even sure it was her at first.
fatbellyfrank- March 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm
You think Hardy's trying to play mind games with GSP with this crap at the weigh in, cause GSP is sure as shit gonna fuck Hardy's mind up, like GNP'ing it out through his ears, and yes Don-dada, I also think CP hates brit fighters, and thats because apart from Semtex, they all seem to smart ass fucktards who cant back up their shit in the cage eg Bisping
iDestroy- March 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm
@ dazednconfused

I'll only be surprised if Drwal makes it out of the first round.

No, seriously though, I think Palhares is amazing and have ever since he fought Hendo. He has dynamic strikes and tries to tear off anything he can get his hands on. In my opinion, he's a force to be reckoned with in the 185 lb. division. You fools better recognize, yo.
just some dong- March 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Mir's fucked, Hardy's a dong.
DazedNConfused- March 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm
@ idestroy

Drwal's a beast, super strong, powerful. You'll be surprised.
DazedNConfused- March 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm
Man first off, Dan Hardy made himself look like a faggot during those weigh-ins. The mohawk and red hair isn't enough? have to get red contacts too? What a dirty cunt. I mean he was even jumping around trying to make GSP flinch? He's going to get his ass kicked. Penn, Matt Hughes, Alves, all better fighters who got dominated. This will be rough.

Ps. As if they have Carwin listed at 6'5, Mir was taller and Carwin even had his shoes on. They looked similiar in size. Very impressed with Mir's muscle gains so quick. I see Mir exposing Carwin. Atleast I hope Carwin isnt the real deal! I have some money on it haha.
shamownage- March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm
@ Danomite - that's Rachelle Leah.

I'm kinda amazed that not one person today has recognized her on all the forums I hit up.
iDestroy- March 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Oh snap son! My boy Palhares is gonna murder that dude with the funny last name! That poor guy..
Unabomberman- March 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm
I had a nightmare in which Hardy went hunting for the takedown against GSP, and got it. Then he pounded his ass out.

k-onda- March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm
@dondada, give'im a break? GSP will do that, and besides, everybody knows the only british fighters worth talking about are the ones at soccer games, but this aint raping and pillaging, this is civilization.
Casa de los pantelones- March 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm
...go brush your teeth...