(Photo courtesy of MMA Weekly.)
The MGM Grand Garden Arena was a packed house for this afternoon’s UFC 94 weigh-ins. Every fighter made weight, some after taking full advantage of the extra pound allowance for non-title bouts.
Akihiro Gono got the crowd’s attention when he showed up in zebra shorts and an enormous Afro wig. As a show of good sportsmanship before the staredown he offered the Afro wig to Jon Fitch, who accepted it and put it on his own head for the photo op.
Said GSP after the weigh-in: “I’ve never been so excited for a fight. I’ve never wanted to win so bad. Tomorrow night, don’t blink. It’s going to be a great fight.”
As for Penn, he said simply: "I’m ready. I have nothing else to say. Let’s fight."
The most intense moment of the weigh-in occurred when Clay Guida and Nate Diaz finally came face to face. A fired up Guida worked the crowd into a frenzy first, while Diaz came out to a chorus of boos second. After both men made weight, Guida got right in the taller man’s face. Diaz, naturally, continued mean-mugging Guida all the way off the stage. Because for the Diaz brothers, it’s always personal.
Full results from the UFC 94 weigh-ins are after the jump.
Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. BJ Penn (168)
Lyoto Machida (206) vs. Thiago Silva (206)
Karo Parisyan (170) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171)
Nate Diaz (156) vs. Clay Guida (156)
Stephan Bonnar (206) vs. Jon Jones (206)
Jon Fitch (171) vs. Akihiro Gono (171)*
Manvel Gamburyan (155) vs. Thiago Tavares (155)
Chris Wilson (170) vs. John Howard (171)
Jake O’Brien (205) vs. Christian Wellisch (206)
Matt Arroyo (171) vs. Dan Cramer (171)
* As Joe Rogan pointed out when Gono stepped on the scale: “171, with the ‘fro!”