When John Makdessi suffered his first career loss to Dennis Hallman at UFC 140, it wasn't without some controversy. Hallman missed weight for the bout, coming in at 158 pounds for their lightweight (155 pound) bout. Hallman trucked Makdessi, quickly taking him down and submitting him.
Earlier this month, Makdessi was on MMA Junkie Radio and hadn't exactly moved on:
"At the end of the day, the guy was just 40 pounds heavier than me. The two pounds (I have to cut to make weight), it kills me ... and Dennis Hallman didn't even break that barrier. He didn't even try. In the back, I saw him eating.
"I have a lot of respect for fighters that go back to the sauna and try to make weight. I'm a very respectful fighter; I'm not a dirty fighter. I don't take anything illegal. I train with my bruises and injuries. And this guy, it's factual that he takes steroids. He takes steroids because we're in MMA where fighters can medically get testosterone, and I think is all B.S."
All this would have been fine and good...had Makdessi not missed weight yesterday for his UFC 145 bout with Anthony Njokuani.
It didn't take Hallman too long before he responded to the situation on Twitter:
Take it as a life lesson @johnmakdessimma We ALL make mistakes. Good luck in your fight tomorrow.
Apr 20 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet ReplyLINK