NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 13: Dana White UFC President speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
UFC President Dana White, as expected, was a little upset that Anthony Johnson failed to make weight for his UFC 142 co-main event against Vitor Belfort tomorrow night (Jan. 14, 2012) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
"Rumble" tipped the scale at 197-pounds, 11 pounds over the contractual limit of 186, which "The Phenom," a former heavyweight, was able to make without incident.
Here is White's reaction from today's weigh in show on FUEL TV:
"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."
Johnson was fined 20-percent of his purse, which now goes to Belfort, and is required to weigh less than 205-pounds on fight night, or his bout against the Brazilian will be canceled.
For more on the UFC 142 weigh ins, including full results and video, click here.