Johny Hendricks' weight-cutting problems continued today at the UFC 200 weigh-ins. He was the only fighter to miss weight at Friday's early morning 8 AM PT-10 AM PT window, coming in at 171.25 lbs and visibly shaking on the scales. With the new rules in place, you only get one crack to make the weight limit, and unlike Hendricks' first fight with Robbie Lawler, he won't get a 2nd chance to shed the excess 4 ounces. Gastelum needed the towel to come in at 171.
All I present to you is this excerpt from a recent interview with FloCombat, where Hendricks talks about his nutritionist, Lou Giordano, who is on record as not believing in any weight-cutting.
"The weight is no longer an issue; I got LouTrition," Hendricks said. "Me and Dolce, we had a good run, but man, having Lou by my side has been a blessing in disguise.
"I can still eat bad, but it can still be good for you. For example, in the off-season, I can go have Whataburger. Just have the burger! Don't eat the fries! Get a drink, eat the burger. Would he want me to do that? No. But he knows me, he knows who I am, so he's going to say, 'Johny, if you're craving something, go get it. Just send me a picture of it, and don't eat the fries.'"
That wasn't the only weigh-in drama. Miesha Tate waited until the absolute last minute to hit the scales, and she was the last fighter on the entire card. Tate was in the sauna trying to sweat the pounds off, and she came in at 134.5 lbs (towel needed). Had she not made the 10 AM PT cutoff time, the Nunes fight would've been cancelled. Otherwise, had she arrived and missed weight, the title fight would've been non-title and Tate would have been stripped.
What a wild week this has been.
Here are the full weigh-in results. If you want to watch the pretend weigh-ins, go here at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT.
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM ET)
Miesha Tate (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135)
Brock Lesnar (265.5) vs. Mark Hunt (264.5)
Daniel Cormier (206) vs. Anderson Silva (198.5)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Frankie Edgar (144.5)
Travis Browne (244) vs. Cain Velasquez (242.5)
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)
Julianna Pena (135.5) vs. Cat Zingano (135.5)
Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (171.25*) - Hendricks fined 20% of his purse
T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Raphael Assuncao (135.5)
Sage Northcutt (156) vs. Enrique Marin (156)
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6:30 PM ET)
Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (155)
Thiago Santos (186) vs. Gegard Mousasi (185.5)
Takanori Gomi (156) vs. Jim Miller (155.5)