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Johnson himself.

"I'm already laughing at what ppl are saying. Yeah it was for medical reason and I did what the UFC Dr Told me to do. Believe it or don't I give a fuck cuz the ppl close to me were freaking out but I'm still alive and something like this has never happen before. Say what you want I'm still gonna do my thang. You try not having feeling in your legs and can't move then and see how you look at life after that."

Sounds similar to what happened to Carwin in his fight against Lesnar.

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Post #16   1/13/12 9:31:59PM   

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Well in that case I take back everything I......

“I made weight so all u f***** haterz can eat a mutha f***** dick. Never doubt ME!!! - post weigh-in comment from his last fight.

Ohhhh, nevermind, I forgot he had a worthless personality towards fans and makes himself a criticism magnet.

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I would love to know how he ever made 170lbs in the past. How could he get down to 170lbs in the past and now he can't get down to 185lbs? Something smells rotten in Denmark. Also it means nothing that he almost got to weight a few hours before the fight....what matters is how much he weighs at the weigh-ins. You either make the weight or you don't. He didn't.

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I don't want to jump to any conclusions and I'm trying my best to not be too explicit for fear of banning but there's usually only one reason a fighter would consume large amounts of fluid leading up to a fight.

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Posted by DeadHead988

I don't want to jump to any conclusions and I'm trying my best to not be too explicit for fear of banning but there's usually only one reason a fighter would consume large amounts of fluid leading up to a fight.



That's dilutional.

But in all seriousness, I believe that the doctor recommended he hydrate... there's no on-the-spot test to see if your organs are failing so if you say you can't feel your legs, they're gonna be pumping you with multiple IV's and F the weigh-ins as health is paramount. But if that was really all there was to it, and Rumble really was 187.5 a few hours before weigh-ins.... I guess I'd just say Rumble and his management's story don't line up with Dana's anger level. If he was 1.5 pounds away a few hours before weigh-ins and a doctor (employed by the UFC or the AC in Brazil) called for an IV and to hydrate for medical reasons due to loss of feeling in his legs, Dana wouldn't be this angry, plain and simple.

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He's had to many problems making weight in the past for me to buy this excuse.

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Posted by DeadHead988

I don't want to jump to any conclusions and I'm trying my best to not be too explicit for fear of banning but there's usually only one reason a fighter would consume large amounts of fluid leading up to a fight.



That's dilutional.

But in all seriousness, I believe that the doctor recommended he hydrate... there's no on-the-spot test to see if your organs are failing so if you say you can't feel your legs, they're gonna be pumping you with multiple IV's and F the weigh-ins as health is paramount. But if that was really all there was to it, and Rumble really was 187.5 a few hours before weigh-ins.... I guess I'd just say Rumble and his management's story don't line up with Dana's anger level. If he was 1.5 pounds away a few hours before weigh-ins and a doctor (employed by the UFC or the AC in Brazil) called for an IV and to hydrate for medical reasons due to loss of feeling in his legs, Dana wouldn't be this angry, plain and simple.



According to Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports the medical doctor who observed the weight cut and suggested immediate action was Jeff Davidson who works for the UFC and also as an emergency room doctor in Vegas.

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Kpro


Posted by DeadHead988

I don't want to jump to any conclusions and I'm trying my best to not be too explicit for fear of banning but there's usually only one reason a fighter would consume large amounts of fluid leading up to a fight.



That's dilutional.

But in all seriousness, I believe that the doctor recommended he hydrate... there's no on-the-spot test to see if your organs are failing so if you say you can't feel your legs, they're gonna be pumping you with multiple IV's and F the weigh-ins as health is paramount. But if that was really all there was to it, and Rumble really was 187.5 a few hours before weigh-ins.... I guess I'd just say Rumble and his management's story don't line up with Dana's anger level. If he was 1.5 pounds away a few hours before weigh-ins and a doctor (employed by the UFC or the AC in Brazil) called for an IV and to hydrate for medical reasons due to loss of feeling in his legs, Dana wouldn't be this angry, plain and simple.



According to Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports the medical doctor who observed the weight cut and suggested immediate action was Jeff Davidson who works for the UFC and also as an emergency room doctor in Vegas.



That's good I feel better about it then. Just goes to show how stupid and dangerous excessive weight cutting is.

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Posted by DeadHead988

I don't want to jump to any conclusions and I'm trying my best to not be too explicit for fear of banning but there's usually only one reason a fighter would consume large amounts of fluid leading up to a fight.



That's dilutional.

But in all seriousness, I believe that the doctor recommended he hydrate... there's no on-the-spot test to see if your organs are failing so if you say you can't feel your legs, they're gonna be pumping you with multiple IV's and F the weigh-ins as health is paramount. But if that was really all there was to it, and Rumble really was 187.5 a few hours before weigh-ins.... I guess I'd just say Rumble and his management's story don't line up with Dana's anger level. If he was 1.5 pounds away a few hours before weigh-ins and a doctor (employed by the UFC or the AC in Brazil) called for an IV and to hydrate for medical reasons due to loss of feeling in his legs, Dana wouldn't be this angry, plain and simple.



According to Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports the medical doctor who observed the weight cut and suggested immediate action was Jeff Davidson who works for the UFC and also as an emergency room doctor in Vegas.



That's good I feel better about it then. Just goes to show how stupid and dangerous excessive weight cutting is.



I'm afraid for his safety, though. He shouldn't be fighting after this situation, especially against a dangerous guy like Belfort.

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Yeah makes me wonder why you're still picking him lol

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Posted by FastKnockout

I'm afraid for his safety, though. He shouldn't be fighting after this situation, especially against a dangerous guy like Belfort.



The UFC 142 weigh-ins were 32.5 hours before the fight will start. More than a US PPV because of the fights being in Brazil and the time they blocked with FUEL.

Per his and his manager's words he was at 187.5 when he began rehydrating, so he will have re-hydrated up to 17 pounds from that point until he re-weighs tomorrow. Most fighters don't even gain 17 pounds from weigh-ins to fight time.

He also has 12.5 hours between his re-weigh and his fight to hydrate, as the re-weigh is tentatively planned for 2pm and his fight will start at approximately 2:30am.

I'm no doctor, but it doesn't sound like his physical safety is in any jeopardy at this point aside from maybe his state of mind being shook from 'losing feeling in his legs' per his words. I'd be surprised if he isn't at least 25-30 pounds over 185 at fight time.

If I was Vitor I would've wanted the re-weigh a whole lot closer than 12.5 hours from fight time.

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still not an excuse IMO. he should have done his homework prior to the cut. ive had team mates in really bad shape in the sauna, barely make weight while looking like death and barely conscious, then rise to the occasion and win a title. im still not buying this excuse.

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Posted by kopower

So, is the excuse for his body shutting down, the travel? How can he cut down to 170, but this time he can't make 185??



i dont recall him making the cut to 170 with much success.


seriously though you guys are all taking a very glass is half empty perspective on this whole thing. He didnt miss middleweight by 12 pounds he almost MADE light heavy weight! thats the closest hes been to making weight in three fights.

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After seeing his recent comments regarding fans and how people dont know how close to death he was, i have come to the conclusion this guy is an idiot. If you had a proper weight cut you wouldnt be cutting massive amounts of weight the day before the fight and putting yourself "that close to death"

Join Nelson at heavy weight so you can eat what you want and not worry about your weight!

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if I was dana i would force him to fight at 205, it is clear he STILL doesn't understand how to do a healthy weight cut,



to me this is unacceptable, this is his 11 fight in the UFC, he should not be having these problems

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