Fat Chance: Can Anthony Johnson make 170-pounds by March 26?

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Dan Hardy tells Zeus at Middle Easy he's not convinced:

"I saw him a few months ago, he was about 235 lbs. Even if it was nine months ago, to lose 65 lbs is a push. It's going to be tough on his body. He struggles to make weight anyway when he's fighting regularly, so coming down from that weight -- I don't know. I'm a little concerned because I don't want a percentage of his purse, I want the win bonus."

The former welterweight number one contender looks to vault himself back into 170-pound title contention when he takes on the dangerous Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26 in Seattle. "The Outlaw" was arrested by Carlos Condit at UFC 120 back in October but can go a long way in erasing those memories by stopping "Rumble" later this month -- assuming the notoriously heavy Johnson can make weight. Does the promotion need stiffer penalties for repeat offenders? Or is fining them a percentage of their purse punishment enough? Anyone want to lay the odds on Johnson hitting his mark? Over under +/- 3?

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