Anthony Johnson Misses weight...again! - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply

Old 05-25-2012, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
The Fun Police

 
Killz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK... Where the sun never shines.
Posts: 10,236
Blog Entries: 1
Killz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among Men
Anthony Johnson Misses weight...again!

Quote:
May 24, 2012 - Another fight, another weight issue for Anthony Johnson. A Friday night bout that will mark his first since his UFC release has been reset at a 195-pound catch weight despite numerous previous announcements it would be contested at 185.

The Titan Fighting 22 bout was originally advertised as a middleweight bout, but on Thursday's edition of Bloody Elbow Radio, promoter Joe Kelly said that Johnson and opponent Dave Branch had signed catch weight contracts instead. Johnson weighed in at 194.2 while Branch was 189.2.

It appears though, that the change was quite recent. A press release distributed as recently as May 7 trumpeted the fight at 185, headlined "Top Middleweights Battle at Titan Fighting 22." In addition, in a recent interview, Branch made it clear that the bout was agreed to at 185. Finally, a feature produced by "Inside MMA" just this week confirms the fight was scheduled at middleweight.

Back in March, when he signed the deal with Titan, Johnson himself told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that he was exclusively a middleweight.

During that interview, Helwani asked him, "You're confident, you can tell us right now, you can make that 185-pound limit when you fight on May 25th, right?"

"Yep," he said. "I'm always confident."

The promoter Kelly though, said the fight was contracted at the catch weight, though he didn't say if it had been altered recently. Branch's side told MMA Fighting that there was "no problem" regarding the weight.

Despite their grace in handling the situation, it's clear there is more to the story than they're letting on.

Johnson, as most fans are aware, has had a history of weight issues. His most recent came at UFC 142, when he was supposed to be making his middleweight debut but instead came in at 197 pounds. He eventually was submitted by Vitor Belfort and released by the UFC. Overall, he missed weight three times in the UFC.

Johnson is 10-4 overall. Branch, also a UFC veteran, is 10-2 with two straight wins since parting ways with the promotion.

Titan Fighting 22 takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City and airs on HDNet.
http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2012...st-dave-branch

This guy is a joke.
__________________


"You see a mousetrap and I see free cheese and a f**king challenge" ~ Scroobius Pip

My Super FFL Team That Most Definitely Isn't Going to Come 2nd Last This Year!
Jose Aldo • Carlos Condit • Hector Lombard • Edson Barboza • Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson
Killz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 05-25-2012, 04:09 AM   #2 (permalink)

 
K R Y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wales, Boyo!
Posts: 10,371
K R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is UntouchableK R Y Is Untouchable
'I'm always confident'

About making weight? REALLY? Wow.

Killstarz comment sums it up perfectly.
K R Y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
BEWARE OF THE PENGUIN!
 
No_Mercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,354
No_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF Material
Wait, let me get this straight. Both didn't make weight...haha! Anthony man...smh...lolz!
__________________
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.

Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.

No_Mercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 04:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Fun Police

 
Killz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK... Where the sun never shines.
Posts: 10,236
Blog Entries: 1
Killz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among Men
I'd dare to say that Jonson knew he wasn't going to make weight before the weighin so Branch probably stopped cutting as well.
__________________


"You see a mousetrap and I see free cheese and a f**king challenge" ~ Scroobius Pip

My Super FFL Team That Most Definitely Isn't Going to Come 2nd Last This Year!
Jose Aldo • Carlos Condit • Hector Lombard • Edson Barboza • Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson
Killz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 769
Abrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud ofAbrissbirne has much to be proud of
wow this guy shouldnt be fighting... Maybe in his own fatty devision :P

ITs obvious BRanch stopped cutting weight, i mean why bother cutting when you face someone who will come overweight 10 pounds over the limit anyway.
Abrissbirne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
Featherweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,175
Sports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level nowSports_Nerd is on another level now
Yeah, the way I understand it is that they signed the Catchweight contract and then branch weighed in at 189. Which would be almost 6 lbs under the agreed upon weight. He would've had no trouble making 185.
Sports_Nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
Featherweight
 
Term's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,136
Term Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of KnowledgeTerm Is True Champion Of Knowledge
They had the owner of Titan on Inside MMA on Monday and he said said that Johnson would definitely make weight.
__________________
2014 VIPFFL Team
Dominick Cruz • Yoel Romero • Chad Mendes • Donald Cerrone • Tim Kennedy
Term is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
WEC For Life
 
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 17,990
Blog Entries: 13
HitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the system
I just don't understand why he insists on trying to make anything lower than 205...
__________________


"Don't be shocked that people die. Be surprised you're still alive."
HitOrGetHit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
The Forum Drunk
 
xeberus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 9,450
xeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Materialxeberus Is Future HOF Material
Hell, the guy should just go heavyweight. No more of this missing cupcakes.. or weight.
__________________


If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson


Sig by D.P.



xeberus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
Light Heavyweight
 
edlavis88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: A pom living in Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 3,263
edlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemedlavis88 Is Beyond A Rankings System
Rumble truely is a tool. Honestly i think he'd be a force at 205. Maybe not a top contender but certainly could be a top 10 guy. he was explosive at 170lbs so imagine what he'd be like without cutting 40lbs in 2 weeks before his fight!

He must have had some bad advice/made his own terrible career choices in the past.
__________________
edlavis88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios