I was going to write something completely different about the weigh-ins, but controversy arose when Johny Hendricks missed the 170 pound weight limit by a pound-and-a-half for UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas.
Robbie Lawler came in at 170, but after most of the fighters left, there was one superstar in the building — Nick Diaz.
Diaz waited until Hendricks came to weigh in again and harassed “Big Rig” who looked gaunt losing the weight.
Hendricks eventually made the 170 pound limit for a title fight, but Diaz said he would like to fight the winner.
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I think that would be an intriguing matchup — Diaz against either Hendricks or Lawler — as Diaz lost a controversial decision to Carlos Condit and a decision to George St. Pierre.
On Twitter there was a rumor that Nick Diaz would make 170 by 3 a.m., but that was just urban legend.
In the co-main event, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley made 170, a fight many think will be the next-in-line for the belt.
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The crowd favorite was Diego Sanchez, who as pumped up and engergized, and came out yelling “Yes, yes, yes,” and had the crowd chanting it with him.
David Kano is lead writer for MMA Show News and co-host of The Hollywood MMA Show. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDKano.
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