Let's hope Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a Plan B.
Former flyweight No. 1 contender Chris Cariaso made it known at the UFC 185 media day that he was "not fighting" if his opponent, chronic scale failer Henry Cejudo, comes in heavy for their pay-per-view (PPV) showdown tomorrow night (Sat., March 14, 2015) in Dallas, Texas.
"Kamikaze" elaborates to MMA Junkie:
"When it comes down to it, he better make weight. If he wants to fight me, he needs to make weight. I'm tired of all these guys who are coming in ... you saw the last string of shows, every single guy coming in three, four, five pounds off weight. You have one job to do, and your job is to make weight, get to the fight, and compete. I've done it every single time, I bust my ass every single time to do it, and he has to do that same thing."
Cejudo has been able to make weight ... but only when the promotion forced him to compete at 135 pounds.
The Olympian insists that his inability to make his mark stems from his failure to evolve during camp; meaning, he was cutting weight the same way he did at 21 years old without accounting for the changes in his body, attributed to his new life as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
I hear Mike Dolce has an opening ...