twitter google

Rumble realizes he enjoys middleweight, eating

Who’d have guessed a guy who’s come in overweight as much as Anthony Johnson has would be enjoying fighting a weight class up? Here he is during a UFC 142 press conference going over the benefits of leaving 170 for 185 and not dehydrating yourself like a California Raisin:

“Right now, middleweight is where I am. That’s all I’m thinking about, and I really don’t mind fighting middleweight because I get to eat more now. So like I said, I feel 1000 times better than I did when I fought [at] 170, so that’s why I’m so happy and want to fight really bad. This is going to be a lot of fun for me. So that’s why I feel so good because I don’t have to cut the weight that I used to cut and I’m more explosive; I’m more athletic. Everything has just come to where it needs to be right now. I’m peaking at the right time.”

As far as welterweight goes, he says that’s it ‘so far’, leaving the door open for a future return just in case eating gets boring … not something I’m really expecting considering his habit of going all Chubby Checker between fights. Still, if he finds he can’t fall back on good ol wrestlefuckin’ a dude into the mat at 185 when he needs to, it might be back to rabbit food and the occassional botched weight cut down the road.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Belfort’s getting raped, yo!

  • glassjawsh says:

    ^ wanna bet??

    loser has to kiss another man’s pe….

    never mind, too soon

  • rmaramba says:

    “So that’s why I feel so good because I don’t have to cut the weight that I used to cut and I’m more [black]; I’m more [black].”

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Word, he was more milk chocolate when he was cutting, now he’s 60% dark.  Sharper flavormovement

    Fucking diet.

  • fightlinker says:

    Was pretty creepy how he would look like ET when he cut all that weight



  • Letibleu says:


    but then there is this freak:

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Phil Davis’ shoulders are hella-broad.

  • Letibleu says:

    I met him at UFC 109 in person. He looks like he is wearing a body costume. His body looks cartoonish. Super nice guy.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    he seems like he could even go up to lhw and do well

  • OlyReigns says:

    I personally feel like fighters should have to fight at weight. I think they should be weighed a few days out and then the day of the fight. Someone is gonna die in the UFC but it wont be in the ring, it will be trying to make weight. Whats the point of having weight classes if someone is gonna walk in to the ring 20 pounds over. And if they are both doing it isn’t it pointless anyway.

  • iamphoenix says:

    but then our lightweights would be welterweights and our welterweights middleweights our middleweights light-heavyweight and possibly heavyweight and then what would be the deal with the heavyweight division? 250^?

  • OlyReigns says:

    You would have to add a super heavyweight division, but so what, enough with all the lies. Be the weight you are.

  • Giallo says:

    Fat ass should stay at this weight for sure, why try killing yourself to make 170

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    why try killing yourself to make 170

    Massive tactical advantage?

    I think it’s shitty, but same day weigh-ins have had dangerous effects as well, so I don’t think they’re the answer.  I just don’t want guys with freshly dehydrated brains getting in the cage.

  • OlyReigns says:

    Well I did say three days out as well, maybe every day for a week leading up to the fight. There has to be a way to prevent dehydrating to make weight. Of course i know this will never happen and it is how it has been done with many sports for awhile now but it does seem pretty silly to near kill yourself just to do a quick check to say you are a welterweight when you know and everyone else knows you are not.

  • CAP says:

    Rumble is looking explosively athletic!

    The weight cut issue won’t go away but the fights would probably be better without it guys would have more energy. Having someone drag you to the scale and then fight the next day doesn’t sound efficient or healthy. Especially for Rumble.

  • Giallo says:

    It’s an advantage if the weight cut is done right like say Anderson Silva who should probably be fighting at light heavy. I don’t understand why some dumbasses wait until a couple days or the day before to start cutting

  • bosswell says:

    What they do with wrestling now is check your body fat percentage and your current weight. Then they tell you how low you can safely go based on those numbers. It’s got its flaws but it stops 220 pound guys from cutting to 170.

  • Giallo says:

    I guess we’ll have to wait until someone callapses on the scale before something is done

  • noiseless says:

    oh my god they are cutting so much weight these days

  • frickshun says:

    I too think the weight cuts are ridiculous.
    DJ–>the point is no fighter should be cutting more than 5-6% of their in-shape weight. That’s closer to reasonable & won’t contribute to their premature deaths. I know this b/c I just said so.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    I can totally agree with that, just not the same day weigh-in stuff.

  • iamphoenix says:

    i forwarded all your findings to the President Of Rules Governing MMA in America. I’m awaiting their response.

  • frickshun says:

    I would like to forward them my droppings as well.

  • Diandra says:

    With the bases loaded you strcuk us out with that answer!