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5/25/12 11:22 AM
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His fight with David Branch is now catch weight of 195 lbs.
5/25/12 11:25 AM
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I thought the word was out that the catch weight was agreed upon before weigh ins, being that Johnson's camp knew 185 wasn't possible and both groups agreed way ahead of time to meet half way?
5/25/12 11:30 AM
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Jebus fudging Christmas!!!!

WTF seriously?!

I actually kind of felt bad for that brotha, but he's just digging his own grave for his career. I know he had a TON of excuses for being 197 vs Vitor but GAWT DAMM again?????

He even got a new nutritionist and everything. Oh wait... Mike Dolce couldn't even get him to 185... Ya A. johnsons done for. Can't be trusted and doesn't take his job serious IMO. Phone Post
5/25/12 11:32 AM
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These are the responses you get when you read shinfo (shit information).

This dude thinks poorly of AJ because of Ops irresponsible reporting.

Chris is right, fight was agreed upon beforehand. Phone Post
5/25/12 11:49 AM
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He should just go fight at 205.....
5/25/12 11:52 AM
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I said it a LONG time ago. If I was Dana I would have kept the kid and had him fight at 205. That's his weight. His cutting woes are just ridiculous at this point and he simply needs to fight at his right weight.

he can walk around at 220-225 and fight at 205.

I'm sure he won't be anything of the force he was at 170 but he will still be an interesting fighter and there is much less depth at 205.
5/25/12 11:57 AM
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Source? I heard he made weight
5/25/12 11:59 AM
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hey douchebags, this story is fucking old and has been posted about for over 12 hours now. They both made weight.
5/25/12 12:04 PM
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Apparently the contracted weight prior to the weigh ins was in fact 195, which Anthony did in fact make.

However, the question is when was the 195 lb catchweight stipulation made. There was a piece this week on Inside MMA, which is on HDNET, the channel that is broadcasting the fight, in which they stated the fight would be at 185 lbs, and even asked the question on whether or not AJ would be able to make 185 lbs.

So the issue is, did Inside MMA just get it wrong and the fight was always supposed to be at 195, or did AJ camp request the change sometime over the last few days because they knew he wouldn't make 185 lbs? Apparently Dave Branch weighed in at 189 lbs, which would lead you to believe that the 195 lb catchweight was a somewhat recent addition.

If that is true, than this is very disappointing. I really enjoy watching AJ fight, so I hope that the fight was always scheduled for 195 lbs and that everything is on the up and up. If not, than I think it will be sometime before we see Anthony back in the UFC.
5/25/12 12:04 PM
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He was contracted to weigh in a 195, he didn't miss weight.
5/25/12 12:10 PM
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WAR DAVE BRANCH.

Please, for the love of god, don't jump guard. Phone Post
5/25/12 12:19 PM
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Aj is ridiculous. gets way too big between fights. then gets away with it.
5/25/12 12:22 PM
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nhbguy - Apparently the contracted weight prior to the weigh ins was in fact 195, which Anthony did in fact make.

However, the question is when was the 195 lb catchweight stipulation made. There was a piece this week on Inside MMA, which is on HDNET, the channel that is broadcasting the fight, in which they stated the fight would be at 185 lbs, and even asked the question on whether or not AJ would be able to make 185 lbs.

So the issue is, did Inside MMA just get it wrong and the fight was always supposed to be at 195, or did AJ camp request the change sometime over the last few days because they knew he wouldn't make 185 lbs? Apparently Dave Branch weighed in at 189 lbs, which would lead you to believe that the 195 lb catchweight was a somewhat recent addition.

If that is true, than this is very disappointing. I really enjoy watching AJ fight, so I hope that the fight was always scheduled for 195 lbs and that everything is on the up and up. If not, than I think it will be sometime before we see Anthony back in the UFC.
It's mma live they have got shit wrong before. You are putting too much stock into a shitty television show. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


It wasn't mma live, it was Inside MMA, and if you had read what I wrote you would know that I simply stated that they did say on the show the fight was to be held at 185 lbs. I also said that there was a question on whether or not Inside MMA just got it wrong, which is possible.

Where did you get that I was taking the show's word as gospel? That's not even close to what I said.
5/25/12 12:24 PM
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It was originally signed for 185. There was a last minute change at Johns'n's request:

http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2012/5/24/3042159/after-promise-to-make-185-anthony-johnson-bout-against-dave-branch


"During that interview, Helwani asked him, 'You're confident, you can tell us right now, you can make that 185-pound limit when you fight on May 25th, right?'

'Yep,' he said. 'I'm always confident.'"


There are also rumors that he is giving Branch $4,000 from his purse.

If he devoted the effort he puts into dieting and cutting weight into training, he could have been a force at 205. I think his need to completely outsize all of his opponents speaks to a mental weakness/disbelief in himself.
5/25/12 12:33 PM
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Sounds like the fight weight was changed for the sake of the promotion, to me, because Johnson wasn't going to make weight and the didn't want to call off the fight.
5/25/12 12:34 PM
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Johnson doesn't think twice about about you elitist dinosaurs and your antiquated conventional weight classes.  Anthony fights at Rumbleweight (which just happens to be 5-10lbs over whatever outdated conformist weight class he is scheduled to fight at).
5/25/12 12:38 PM
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Something tells me if he went 205, he'd still have issues. Go Reem it up IMO. Phone Post
5/25/12 12:38 PM
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He should just fight at 205, but he's a pussy.

He knows Jones and many other LHWs would eat his asshole alive Phone Post
5/25/12 12:41 PM
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"Rumbleweight"

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5/25/12 12:41 PM
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nhbguy - Apparently the contracted weight prior to the weigh ins was in fact 195, which Anthony did in fact make.

However, the question is when was the 195 lb catchweight stipulation made. There was a piece this week on Inside MMA, which is on HDNET, the channel that is broadcasting the fight, in which they stated the fight would be at 185 lbs, and even asked the question on whether or not AJ would be able to make 185 lbs.

So the issue is, did Inside MMA just get it wrong and the fight was always supposed to be at 195, or did AJ camp request the change sometime over the last few days because they knew he wouldn't make 185 lbs? Apparently Dave Branch weighed in at 189 lbs, which would lead you to believe that the 195 lb catchweight was a somewhat recent addition.

If that is true, than this is very disappointing. I really enjoy watching AJ fight, so I hope that the fight was always scheduled for 195 lbs and that everything is on the up and up. If not, than I think it will be sometime before we see Anthony back in the UFC.


How could they get it wrong when the guy they whete interviewing was the guy in charge of Titan FC?
5/25/12 12:52 PM
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^^^I forgot that they had interviewed the Titan FC promoter. If that's the case, than of course that takes away any and all speculation as to what the original contracted weight was set for.
5/25/12 1:07 PM
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Why would it be set for 195 anyway, it isnt a weight class and Branch fights at 185, the only reason it would ever be 195 is because Johnson knew he could not make 185.

The guy is a joke.
5/25/12 1:15 PM
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hommie should just fight @205
5/25/12 1:32 PM
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The fight was originally billed as the middleweight title fight. To claim that a last minute, re-written contract weight limit is "making weight" has to be a troll job...

Just because they formally drew up a contract AFTER Johnson told them he couldn't make the ORIGINAL weight doesn't mean it isn't a problem....That just means they didn't want to scrap the fight and had it formally written as an agreement at a catch weight fight. Branch weighing in at 189 is an obvious testament to this because I am sure he weighs more than that normally. He was caught mid weight cut and just weighed in since he knew he then didn't have to get down to 185....Why would Branch cut to so a strange number if the fight was always supposed to be at 195?
5/25/12 1:42 PM
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zora_d_1991 -  "Rumbleweight"

New OG term? Phone Post

 

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