Written by: Karim Zidan
After speculation that this bout was not going to happen after the memorable weigh-ins yesterday, it appears that Anthony Johnson has “made weight” for his bout against Vitor Belfort.
Yesterday, Johson appeared on the scale at a ridiculous 197 for a 185 pound middleweight bout. That is unheard of in UFC history, and considering that Johnson has had these issues in the past, his job may be on the line for this bout.
“Complete and absolute unprofessionalism – that’s what happened,there’s no other way it can be explained.”"His job is on the line,” White said. “His job is absolutely on the line, win or lose.”
The UFC’s official twitter account broke the news a few minutes ago:
Anthony Johnson weighed in today at 204.2 pounds – tonight’s fight with Vitor Belfort is ON
Many fans and MMA fighters are outraged with Johnson’s lack of professionalism leading into his co-main event bout with Brazilian Legend, Vitor Belfort. With the odds now stacked against him, we will soon find out what Johnson is capable of.
UFC 142 takes place tonight at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, with Johnson vs Belfort serving as the co-main event.