(Highlight video courtesy of MMAFighting.com)
It’s been a while since we brought you kids a good weigh-in video, and we’re truly sorry for that. It’s not that we don’t care, it’s just getting pretty rare that someone wears an elaborate costume to the scale, misses weight by an incredible margin, or a high-profile staredown gets personal. And if those are the criteria for a great weigh-ins, last night we hit the mother lode!
Roy Nelson‘s been toying with us all about his new, streamlined look, and last night he dangled that carrot in front of us just a bit longer. “Big Country” stepped onto the stage concealing his new figure like the boys at Mercedes test driving a prototype in public. Even with the excess padding (and to be fair, we are just assuming that wasn’t his real physique), Nelson weighed only 252 lbs.
Despite dispensing nutritional advice earlier in the week, Tyson Griffin showed up three pounds over the allowance yesterday afternoon. Unable to cut the extra weight, he’ll forfeit 25% of his purse and his bout with Bart Palaszewski will go down at a catch weight of 148 lbs. Check out Rogan’s reaction when he’s on the scale, and we’ll let the looks of disappointment and anger from everyone else tell the rest of the tale.
Nick Diaz has spoken at length about BJ Penn being a friend, going so far as to say that tonight’s bout isn’t “a normal fight for me, it’s more of a sporting competition this time around. I hope nobody’s too disappointed if it doesn’t go the same as it always does.” Well, you can take the fighter out of Stockton (barely), but you can’t take the Stockton out of the fighter. As soon as the two main-eventers came head to head, this fight became as personal as any for the former Strikeforce champion. Hold up– is that Diaz taking a swing at Penn as the two are separated?!? Sometimes these things happen at weigh-ins.
Full results (via: MMAJunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Nick Diaz (170) vs. B.J. Penn (169)
- Cheick Kongo (234) vs. Matt Mitrione (255)
- Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (235) vs. Roy Nelson (252)
- Jeff Curran (134) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135)
- Hatsu Hioki (145) vs. George Roop (145)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Eliot Marshall (204) vs. Brandon Vera (205)
- Danny Downes (155) vs. Ramsey Nijem (155)
- Chris Camozzi (185) vs. Francis Carmont (185)
- Dustin Jacoby (185) vs. Clifford Starks (186)