Are you sure about that?
I was under the impression MMA followed the same rules as boxing: If the belt holder misses weight he has to vacate the belt. If the challenger makes weight, he can then choose whether to go ahead with the fight. If he wins, then he gets the belt. If the overweight champ wins the belt remains vacant.
Ask Chael Sonnen why he wasn't the last WEC champ after beating Fihlo
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