UFC fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson misses weight yet once again in this weekend’s UFC 142 co-main event fight against Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. This is the third time Johnson misses weight and UFC President Dana White is not very happy about it, stating that win or lose “his job is on the line.” The former welterweight fighter had agreed to move up to middleweight for various reasons, one being that it would be easier for him to make weight but that didn’t seem to help at all.
The first time “Rumble” missed weight was back at UFC 76 in his bout against Rich Clementi, and then a second time came at UFC 104 against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Johnson will not be allowed to weigh in more than 205 pounds before his fight against Belfort on Saturday night.
From UFC President Dana White:
“Rumble Johnson is not on weight today, and when I say he’s not on weight he’s way off weight. This is not the first time this has happened with Johnson. He moved up to 185-pounds so this wouldn’t happen to him at 170 pounds, and here we are in the same position. Belfort came in like a professional on weight, and Anthony Johnson comes in as a total unprofessional, way overweight. The stipulation is, Vitor does not want him to weigh more than 205 pounds by tomorrow. So we will see how this plays out. He’ll weigh in today and have to weigh in tomorrow. As a fighter, you are a professional. You are contracted to come in at a certain weight…His job is on the line. His job is absolutely on the line, win or lose…Complete and absolute unprofessionalism – that’s what happened. There’s no other way it can be explained.”