Sanchez misses weight, could cost up to $20,000

by Chris Palmquist |

Tonight at the UFC on Fuel TV 8 weigh in in Japan, Diego Sanchez missed weight for his lightweight bout versus Takanori Gomi. This was Sanchez's return to the lightweight divsion, suffering a welterweight loss to Jake Ellenberger in his last trip to the Octagon. Sanchez weighed in at 158 lbs, 2 pounds over the allowance for the lightweight division.

Sanchez had the option to cut the additional weight, but was visibly in rough shape and instead choose to be deducted 20% of his purse. Normally, 10% will go to his opponent an 10% to the commission who is regulating the event. In this case whereas the event is in Japan and the UFC self regulates, it is unsure if the entire 20% will go his opponent or half to Gomi and half to the UFC.

Sanchez made $50,000 to show and $50,000 to win for his last bout, meaning this fine would be $10,000 should he lose and an additional $10,000 if he wins.

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GSP24 site profile image  

3/2/13 11:54 AM by GSP24

He looked fine though. 2 lbs shouldn't be too bad to lose unless your gauntly.

TheVileOne site profile image  

3/2/13 9:22 AM by TheVileOne

Except Nah-Shon Burrell won against Yuri Villefort at UFC 157. And Dustin Kimura beat Chico Camus at UFC 156. Both guys came in several pounds overweight.

SE555 site profile image  

3/2/13 9:15 AM by SE555

forgot to remove something :-(        

RJJH site profile image  

3/2/13 8:57 AM by RJJH

  fighter bashing.   you may not agree with Diego's faith. but you cant insinuate that he's a fucktard for it. thats fighter bashing. and FYI, I dont believe in god in any sort. but stop being a hater for no reason. it makes you look childish.

RJJH site profile image  

3/2/13 8:53 AM by RJJH

agreed. this is definitly not the Diego I am used too.   I hope he fights ok.

officedrone23 site profile image  

3/2/13 7:51 AM by officedrone23

It will always haunt Diego that. He didn't pray hard enough to make weight. I hope he still thanks Jesus for helping him miss.

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

3/2/13 7:25 AM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

Oh I thought it was all. Agree, that sux

SonnendbySilva site profile image  

3/2/13 7:18 AM by SonnendbySilva

Only half of it