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UFC 92 Weigh-In Report

Wanderlei Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson couldn’t just get up on the scales and call it a night.  Nope, there had to be a little extra curricular activity, just to further steal the show with their third fight.

It was an intense staredown to begin with after each man made weight at the MGM Grand this afternoon.  The two were nose to nose when Jackson said something that the microphones didn’t pick up, but it must have been naughty because Silva shoved him immediately.  If you want my guess, Rampage was pulling out one of his old bad breath jokes.  Silva has struggled long and hard with gingivitis, and dental stuff in general is a sensitive topic for him.  

Dana White quickly got between them, followed by almost everyone else on the stage, just to play up the drama.  I tell you, it was enough to make you miss Pride.

The rest of the weigh-in went smoothly and predictably.  Frank Mir got booed.  Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Forrest Griffin both got very warm welcomes.  And all fighters made weight (though Dean Lister did have to strip down to hit 186).  The only other excitement was Cheick Kongo pulling the seventh-grade bully move of faking a lunge at Mostapha Al Turk during their staredown.  To his credit, Al Turk didn’t flinch.  Looks like Kongo won’t get those two free punches he was hoping for.

Full weigh-in results are after the jump.  Don’t forget that we’ll be liveblogging all the action Saturday night, so tune in early and often.

Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Rashad Evans (203)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (246) vs. Frank Mir (251)
C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Mike Massenzio (184)
Wanderlei Silva (203) vs. Quinton Jackson (206)
Mostapha Al Turk (237) vs. Cheick Kongo (233)
Dean Lister (186) vs. Yushin Okami (185)
Antoni Hardonk (246) vs. Mike Wessel (260)
Reese Andy (206) vs. Matt Hamill (205)
Ryo Chonan (171) vs. Brad Blackburn (170)
Dan Evensen (242) vs. Pat Barry (233)

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Anonymous- December 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm
MMA FAN- December 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm
ok this is how its going to go:
Forrest Griffin UD
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira sub round 3
C.B. Dollaway ko punch
Wanderlei Silva tko round 3
Mostapha Al Turk sub round 2
Yushin Okami UD
Matt Hamill amazing tko round 1

Pat Barry ko

Jay Smith- December 27, 2008 at 11:15 am
I'm in Vegas right now fuckers. I got a $700 ticket to the fight that my brother hooked me up with. I'm about 15 rows from the cage. I'll be there tonight, AND if that's not enough, I got a VIP ticket to the afterset with some of these guys! I'M FUCKIN STOKED!!!!!!!!!!! My brother might get a head job out of this one!
dandaman- December 27, 2008 at 10:54 am
ohhhh damn silva's gonna miscarry
just some dong- December 27, 2008 at 9:21 am
In their past 2 fights it seems like 'page did the same thing: when he got rocked he just kept moving forward with his head down, in perfect range for silva's crazy arm punches and knees. Worst thing he could do. If he has learned not to do that, and to dodge and circle around the cage instead, I bet he'll win the fight this time. I think he was feebly trying to close in for a takedown or something before, but he really only put himself smack dab in silva's wheelhouse.
sirch6002- December 27, 2008 at 9:18 am
i think rampage told silva he'd hit him like a truck.....
Ruger460- December 27, 2008 at 8:42 am
I feel sorry for people who can't spell "morning."
Anonymous- December 27, 2008 at 8:41 am
On the intarwebs/sports bar?

Silva is always really agitated. Hes got that hot fire in his pants.

All Brazilians do.

Its called Gonorrhea.
VegasMMA- December 27, 2008 at 8:41 am
...the knees will come again and Jackson will be blocking them with his face and gut. Goodnight Rampage....

CJ- December 27, 2008 at 5:34 am
Does anyone know of a good place to go watch this in Philly?
CJ- December 27, 2008 at 5:26 am
Silva seems really angry and agitated by Rampage, I wonder if that will work in Rampage's favor.
Chris S- December 27, 2008 at 4:09 am
Rampage:- Knockout 1st
Griffin :- Submission 2nd
Big Nog :- Knockout 3rd

That's how I see it. I remember Dana showing off his new aquisition when he got Silva, but what has he done since? He hasn't settled, and while he looks like the baddest mofo on the planet he's a pussy cat, and Rampage has a fucking huge point to make and the training to back it up. Watch and see.

I don't think Griffin is gonna want to let this go the distance, as he seemed to be prepared to do against 'Page. He's going to want to get it over with. He knows he can't compete with the knockout power, and is going to avoid Rashads bombs until he gets frustrated and shoots. Then Griffin is going to switch the takedown and armbar him.

Then I'm going to rise up and smite you all for disagreeing with me. Girls.
Olie- December 27, 2008 at 4:07 am
Joe Duarte: He's talking about Kongo & Rampage.
T-bone- December 27, 2008 at 3:50 am
I'm a Rampage fan, but am tired of hearing his excuses for each time he lost. He was in those two fights, but Wandy got stronger later on.

Hopefully Q gets an early KO or GNPs Wandy's ass . If not, he'll probably get desperate like Chuck did against Evans.
Anonymous- December 27, 2008 at 1:10 am
you're stupid, the last 2 fights were a long time ago! and Rampage didnt even have real training back then! He's improved tons since then and that was when Wandelei was in his prime! Also did you even watch the fights?? Rampage dropped Wandy once, the fights were really close until he started eating knees!
Joe Duarte pwns- December 27, 2008 at 12:51 am
Wandy isn't even black
Anonymous- December 27, 2008 at 12:43 am
surprise surprise
the two black dudes acting unsportsmanlike?
gosh that almost never happens in the nfl or nba!
Rampage put his hands on Wandy first- December 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm
They have uncut video, but as several sites have now reported, the video does not show Rampage putting his hands on Wandy first (it was out of frame)
gobbledy goup- December 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm
dude, if that is what it takes for you to miss pride then i am sorry for you. i think for me all it takes is waking up in the mourning
El_GUAPO- December 26, 2008 at 10:21 pm
jus go on and they have the full do u not know this people?? whats another good MMA site btw?
Jay Smith- December 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm
It always amazes me when guys ask for video of something that happened in the UFC. Why wouldn't you at least TRY visiting before you ask such a stupid question. I'm stuck on CP too, but fuck!
Go Mir, Rampage, and Evans, and I hope Cheick Kongo gets put into a coma!
player from the south- December 26, 2008 at 9:05 pm
dude, rampage better bring it after acting like that.
Anonymous- December 26, 2008 at 8:56 pm
about the gingivitis
Anonymous- December 26, 2008 at 8:56 pm
I was going to ask the same thing. Is that true?
Anonymous- December 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm
lizard, you just fucked yourself.