In a recent video blog from UFC President Dana White, the outspoken executive was shown asking light heavyweight Quinton Jackson how where his weight was a few days out from tonight’s match-up with Ryan Bader at UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson. Jackson’s reply was, “You don’t wanna know”¦”
Now that the fighters scheduled to compete at the show have all stepped on the scale it’s apparent why Jackson was so coy, as “Rampage” came in at 211 pounds for his fight ”“ five pounds over the contracted light heavyweight limit. Fortunately for fans, Bader agreed to compete at a catch-weight and will receive 20% of Jackson’s purse as a result.
Jackson later explained his problem hitting the necessary mark had to do with an injury he’d sustained in training, apologizing to fans and his employers for the embarrassing flub.
Make sure to catch tonight’s UFC 144 extravaganza when things start up on Facebook/FX at approximately 7:15 PM EST before heading over to PPV at 10:00 PM EST.
Here is a complete list of UFC 144 weigh-in results:
Tiequan Zhang (146 lbs) vs. Issei Tamura (145 lbs)
Takeya Mizugaki (135 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (136 lbs)
Riki Fukuda (185 lbs) vs. Steve Cantwell (185 lbs)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (136 lbs) vs. Vaughan Lee (135 lbs)
Takanori Gomi (155 lbs) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154 lbs)
Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Joe Lauzon (156 lbs)
Hatsu Hioki (145 lbs) vs. Bart Palaszewski (146 lbs)
Yushin Okami (185 lbs) vs. Tim Boetsch (185 lbs)
Mark Hunt (254 lbs) vs. Cheick Kongo (229 lbs)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (169 lbs) vs. Jake Shields (170 lbs)
Quinton Jackson (211 lbs) vs. Ryan Bader (205 lbs)
Frankie Edgar (154 lbs) vs. Benson Henderson (154 lbs)
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