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UFC 111 fighter Rory Markham fined $1,000; trainer says weight-cutting went "haywire"

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Rory Markham will take home $1,000 less than he planned.

Nick Lembo of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) via email that Markham was issued the $1,000 fine for missing weight during Friday's official UFC 111 weigh-ins at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Markham, who fights Nate Diaz tonight in a Spike TV-televised preliminary-card bout, weighed 177 pounds, which was six pounds over the 171-pound limit for welterweight fights.

The $1,000 represents 12.5 percent of Markham's purse ($8,000) and has been awarded to Diaz. Markham's potential win bonus – $8,000 – will not be affected...

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Post #1   3/27/10 4:26:41PM   

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How do guys not make weight I don't get it, if you can't make weight fight at another weight class. I was already hoping Diaz submitted Markham and still think he will. He's probably drained if he couldn't even make it.

Post #2   3/27/10 5:09:41PM   

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He probly isnt drained actually, he would have been if he had cut the extra 6 pounds he owed. now he will be much fresher than if he were to be forced to cut that extra weight like a professional. i still think Diaz will Sub him, but now Markham is even bigger and fresher than he should have been.

Post #3   3/27/10 5:21:50PM   

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missing weight by 6 pounds is totally inexcusable. That's just ridiculous. To me that says "I didn't even bother to try to make weight"

Post #4   3/28/10 10:13:21AM   

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Well not cutting the weight didnt work for Markham. Diaz closed him out early!!. Diaz looked great @ 170 but in a post fight interview with Ariel Helwani, Diaz said he was probably going back to 155???? Who knows. I like Nate and think he has a world of potential and will be fighting for a title soon. Whether its at LW or WW!!

Post #5   3/28/10 7:52:59PM