What the fuck is up with fighters lately? For the second weekend in a row we have a fighter not making weight … and not just missing it by a half pound or even a pound. But a FULL 4 fucking pounds over the weight class limit. The guilty party is none other than Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. You may remember him as the guy who was suspended 8 months for using a diuretic to help hit weight back in 2006.
Matt Hughes agreed to fight ‘at a catch weight of 174’, whatever the fuck that means. He had already cut down to 170, so I don’t really understand what a catchweight does other than legitimize the contest at Thiago’s fatty fat fat weight.
Something really has to be done here. This isn’t boxing where guys will call off a fight over guys not making weight. And I’m not saying that to call boxers pussies … guys have been killed in that sport by fighters who didn’t make weight. It’s to the point where you get the feeling some people are willing to take the heat and the fine in order to come into the fight bigger and fresher than their opponents, which really makes a mockery of the entire concept behind weight classes.
Dana White has always been a raging asshole regarding making weight, and I hope he puts the bitchslap on Thiago Alves hardcore for this. People that can’t make weight have no business in the UFC, let alone in the main card. Win or lose, I hope they bench him for a while and then turf him back to the dark matches so he learns his lesson.