Friday the 13th has once again proven to be an unlucky day.
At least for former UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson, who recently made the decision to transition to middleweight so that he could avoid the punishing weight cut to 170-pounds.
Johnson "Rumbled" onto the scale today (Jan. 13, 2012) at the UFC 142 weigh ins, coming in at a whopping 197-pounds, a full 11 pounds over the contractual limit of 186. As of now, his co-main event against Vitor Belfort is still on, and "The Phenom" will receive 20-percent of Johnson's fight purse.
Unfortunately Johnson, who will not be allowed to weigh any more than 205-pounds on fight night, has a history of failing to make weight, but his problems at welterweight were expected to be alleviated in the higher weight class, which at first glance appeared to be much better suited to his large frame.
So much for Plan B.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this developing story. In the meantime, you can get complete results from the UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes" weigh in event, which took place earlier today at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by clicking here.