Dana White: “Belfort came in like a professional on weight, and Anthony Johnson comes in as a total unprofessional, way overweight.”

UFC President, Dana White has gone off on former welterweight, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson missing the middleweight limit by a massive twelve pounds, as well as clearing up the requirements to make the Vitor Belfort fight happen tomorrow night at UFC 142 in Brazil.

White, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“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.”

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