Nate Diaz must have missed the memo that there is no one pound allowance for championship fights.
That's because the Stockton slugger rebelled against the scale tonight (Dec. 7, 2012) at the UFC on Fox 5 weigh-ins at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, weighing in at 155.6 pounds for his lightweight showdown against Ben Henderson.
The problem, of course, is that the limit for a title fight in this weight class is 155-pounds. And not one ounce over.
Upon coming in with a little extra baggage, Diaz was informed by UFC President Dana White he would have to cut the extra weight, a comment that brought forth a chuckle and brush of the shoulders. After all, it's 0.6 pounds we're talking about here.
Diaz actually thought a simple trip to the bathroom would get him down to the 155-pound limit but after using the facilities, he weighed in a second time at 155.2.
Still not official, folks.
The good news is Diaz has another hour or so to get rid of that pesky extra sweat. If he fails to drop the extra weight, he'll forfeit a portion of his purse and tomorrow night's main event will no longer have a belt on the line.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on his status as word comes in.
For complete UFC on FOX 5 weigh-in results and video replay click here.
UPDATE: Good news, folks. Diaz has managed to get down to 155-pounds even. Tomorrow night's lightweight championship fight is official.