UFC middleweight Travis Lutter had the opportunity of a lifetime and he blew it, failing to make the 185-pound limit for his now non-title fight tonight against champion Anderson Silva.
Despite two attempts, "TheÃ‚Â Buzz Killer" could not get below 186.5 -- a pound and a half over the threshold. He originally weighed in at 187.
As a result, the fight has been changed to a three-round bout and will no longerÃ‚Â be for the championship belt.
And, Lutter will be docked 10 percent from his purse -- five percent will go to Silva and the other half will go to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).Ã‚Â
Terry Martin -- who is fighting Jorge Rivera on the undercard -- also needed two tries to make the cut.
Note: Non-title bouts have a one-pound weight allowance.
Here are the official results from UFC.com:
Travis Lutter (186.5) vs Anderson Silva (185)
Eddie Sanchez (229) vs. Mirko Cro Cop (223)
Marvin Eastman (203) vs. Quinton Jackson (205)
John Halverson (155) vs. Roger Huerta (156)
Patrick Cote (185) vs. Scott Smith (185)
Terry Martin (186) vs. Jorge Rivera (185)
Frank Edgar (154) vs. Tyson Griffin (156)
Sam Hoger (206) vs. Lyoto Machida (203)
Diego Saraiva (155) vs. Dustin Hazelett (156)
What a disaster for Lutter and Zuffa. There's no doubt the UFC brass -- Dana White and the Fertitta's -- are steaming about this result.
The UFC 67 card already took a hit when UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre had to pull out of his planned match up with Matt Serra because of an injury sustained during training.
With Lutter failing to make 185, viewer interest willÃ‚Â certainly wane now thatÃ‚Â UFC 67 is void of a title fight.
The last time this happened during a UFC title fight was back in 2005 when Joe Riggs failed to make 170 for his bout with Matt Hughes at UFC 56.