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[Video] UFC 144 Weigh-In Results: Rampage’s Hands Prove Too Heavy For Japan

“Where I come from, fighters who question my motivation get smacked.” (Video: YouTube/FuelTV)

The good news is that all of tonight’s fighters will throw down as expected, but that doesn’t mean it was smooth sailing for everyone stepping on the scales last night.

Under the guise of laughter, Rampage had refused to disclose his weight in Dana’s second video blog, but as we’ve learned time and time again it’s all fun and games until someone misses weight. Jackson tipped the scales at 211lbs, missing the Light Heavyweight cap by five pounds. In a post-weigh-in interview with Ariel Helwani, Rampage cited an unspecified injury in training camp as the reason he failed to make weight. Despite a doctor’s recommendation to withdraw from the bout, he pushed through camp and managed to cut 21-pounds but was unable to shed the last five.

Though he had no harsh words for his opponent, Ryan Bader, Rampage did take the time to lash out at Rich Franklin. The former Middleweight Champ commentated the proceedings for Fuel TV and questioned Jackson’s professionalism as well as whether or not he’d taken his training camp seriously. Understandably, Rampage, who has proven increasingly impatient with his critics, took umbrage to those assertions. In addition to losing the esteem of some of his colleagues, Jackson will forfeit 20% of his purse to his opponent.

Bader talks to Ariel.  (Video: YouTube/FuelTV)


Rampage’s apology to Bader (via YouTube/UFC)

Edgar-Henderson face-off (via YouTube/UFC)


Full Weigh-In Results:  (via

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Champ Frankie Edgar (154) vs. Ben Henderson (154)
  • Ryan Bader (205) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (211)*
  • Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (264)
  • Yoshihiro Akiyama (169) vs. Jake Shields (170)
  • Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Yushin Okami (185)
  • Hatsu Hioki (145) and Bart Palaszewski (146)
  • Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Anthony Pettis (155)


  • Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154)
  • Vaughan Lee (135) vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (136)
  • Steve Cantwell (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (185)
  • Chris Cariaso (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135)


  • Issei Tamura (145) vs. Tiequan Zhang (146)


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darkstarrocketship- February 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm
^ I'm Ron Burgundy?
Todd M- February 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm
^ I Love Lamp?
The Oracle of MMA- February 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm
anyone got a working working stream?
darkstarrocketship- February 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm
@LAMP SMASHER: Considering that "Lamp Smasher" is an anagram for "Hammer Slaps", "Masher Palms" and "Lash Ma Sperm", I think you'll fit in quite well around these parts. Salutations aside, is dineri a kind of obscured dialect of retard-speak for dinero?
Lesnarischamp- February 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm
err, I meant a Rampage-Franklin matchup next... although people seemed to interpret hamilton as hamill.
THE LAMP SMASHER- February 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm
i like dineri
El Guapo- February 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm
Contemplating throwing some dineri on Bader now that Rampage is looking like Lamb Smusher..
El Guapo- February 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Wishes don't always come true, Lamb Smusher.
THE LAMP SMASHER- February 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm
im new and wish to be as cool as all of you one day..
bootystar- February 25, 2012 at 11:36 am
@ArmFarmer, - it's not as easy as saying that. I do totally agree, but that is also part of his personality showing through. But at the same time the lack of interest may have a lot to do with taking so much BS over the years. Page was right that he won't be given his dues till after he retires. But still, emotionally after a while the game grinds a guy down, & he's already too ground down to keep his previous caliber of excellence as high as it was
bootystar- February 25, 2012 at 11:32 am
I agree, bader's got this. page will put on a show but go down fighting, he'll get out worked
ArmFarmer- February 25, 2012 at 11:23 am
Not to mention rampage already schooled hammil anyway, and that he's probably not even going to beat bader. Hes giving every indication that hes uninterested and wont show up to fight.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- February 25, 2012 at 11:18 am
bader gets like 50k
20% of 250,000 = $50,000
win bonus 50K
fight of the night 75k

hes gonna clear close to what rampage will be making
Sopapo- February 25, 2012 at 11:12 am
I really think rampage will put on the performance of his life tomorrow. To question his devotion to training or if he is looking past Bader is just retarded. Bader is a tough kid btw. It will be an amazing fight cause bader aint no Rashad so he will have to Bang.
ThePeoplesTroll- February 25, 2012 at 10:37 am
IF, rampage pushed thru a serious injury to be on this card than thats respectable.
RearNakedSpoon- February 25, 2012 at 9:40 am
That's not Rampage in the interview...where did the lisp come from?
intercept440- February 25, 2012 at 9:25 am
^ uhhhmmmm hamilton retired like a year and half ago lesnarischump
Lesnarischamp- February 25, 2012 at 9:01 am
I smell a Rampage-Hamilton bout after Rampage glosses Bader.
londoerer- February 25, 2012 at 8:40 am
Watch UFC 144 Edgar vs Henderson Live Stream Free Here:
Fried Taco- February 25, 2012 at 8:35 am
Let's see some Japanese reporter ask him if he is fat now.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 25, 2012 at 8:34 am