If there's one thing that truly angers Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, it's when fighters come in to weigh ins overweight. His point of view is that the combatants have one job and that's making sure they are on weight by the time they hit the scales.
Suffice to say, White is probably steaming at Diego Brandao right now. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 winner is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier in the opening bout of the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast tomorrow night (Sat., Dec, 28, 2013) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bout was scheduled to be contested at Featherweight.
"Was" is the qualifier as Brandao hit the scales a ridiculous eight pounds overweight. Brandao failed make 145 pounds and now his bout with Poirier will be held at a 151.5-pound catchweight. Brandao originally weighed in at 153 pounds but later cut to 151.5 pounds on his second attempt. He's been fined a percentage of his purse.
This is one of the most absurd weigh in failures in UFC history. The only other time a fighter has come in so heavy was Anthony Johnson when he came in 11 pounds over for his UFC 142 bout with Vitor Belfort.
I rarely give gambling advice, but it's time to sell Diego Brandao ... beause he's fat.