Ferrid Kheder refuses to weigh in for Bellator 36

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

Three months after Kheder was involved in a controversial decision win over Hermes Franca in a fight that was later overturned by the promoter to a no-contest result, the Tunisian judoka failed to make weight for a Bellator 36 bout lightweight tournament bout with Toby Imada (28-15 MMA, 4-2 BFC).

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that undefeated Indianan Josh Shockley (6-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who was scheduled to fight on the evening's preliminary card, has been tapped as a replacement for Kheder, who will now likely face a hearing before the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission before he fights again in the U.S.

Featuring all four quarterfinal bouts in Bellator's season-four lightweight tournament, Bellator 36 takes place Saturday at Louisiana's Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Today's official weigh-ins took place at the same venue.

According to sources close to the event, Kheder was as much as six pounds overweight for the 155-pound affair. The 36-year-old declined to register an official weight and instead left the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium without ever stepping on the scale.

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bearockbrobama site profile image  

3/12/11 12:36 PM by bearockbrobama

im still shocked this guy gets any attention.what a joke

Mike Chiappetta site profile image  

3/12/11 11:50 AM by Mike Chiappetta

 Here ya go: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/06/one-side-claims-fix-other-cites-confusion-in-controversial-deci/

Jeff Sherwood site profile image  

3/12/11 10:46 AM by Jeff Sherwood

 you don't have to be an unfriendly to be a scumbag

Smith1234 site profile image  

3/12/11 9:56 AM by Smith1234

I didn't see the Hermes story but will search it up. This Kheder seems intersting.

epwar site profile image  

3/12/11 9:47 AM by epwar

Even more baffling then. Weigh in over this time & give up a % of your purse. But you at least have a chance to advance. Even if you lose, you might be a great fight that gets fans and promoters attention. Totally bizarre.

jujubre site profile image  

3/12/11 9:43 AM by jujubre

He lives in the USA

epwar site profile image  

3/12/11 9:40 AM by epwar

What I find so baffling is why fly all the way from France to the US, only to pull this? Maybe he just wanted a free vacation on Bellator's dime?

MattBenwa site profile image  

3/12/11 9:19 AM by MattBenwa

Hi Ferrid!

chalice site profile image  

3/12/11 7:34 AM by chalice

i'm not sure it's fair to blame kheder for being gifted the decision, it wasn't like he was the one who announced himself the winner was it?