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According to a source close to the promotion, Kheder checked in at the Bellator 36 weigh-ins on Friday and then left while the undercard competitors were hitting the scales. Sherdog.com confirmed news of alleged Kheder's departure after MMA Junkie initially reported on the matter.

When it came time for the lightweight tournament competitor to stand and deliver, he was allegedly nowhere to be found. The official announcement during the live stream of the weigh-in was that the fighter was talking with commission officials and would step on the scale after the stream went off the air.

That plan apparently went out the window, as one member of the Bellator staff actually chased after Kheder when it was realized that he had exited the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Calls from the promotion to the lightweight's phone allegedly went unanswered.

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Post #1   3/11/11 10:37:25PM   

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That is disgraceful behavior. If that is actually how things went down, he should re-think being a pro fighter.

Post #2   3/12/11 12:34:18AM   

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don't expect to see Kheder get any fights with any legit promotion

Post #3   3/12/11 12:35:24AM   

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It's pretty shocking how common this kind of thing is in smaller events. Sometimes the fighters (and I use that term very loosely) get paid a portion of their purse before they run. It's utter BS and thievery.

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I think Kheder knew he couldn't make the weight and didn't want to face more embarrassment.This was a great opportunity for him but maybe after the scandal in Costa Rica his heart just wasn't into it.

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They should have replaced him with Hermes Franca

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Posted by Bloodhound

don't expect to see Kheder get any fights with any legit promotion



I thought that was the case after the Franca incident.

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Posted by Franklinfan47

They should have replaced him with Hermes Franca



They should have got Franca to be the one to hunt him down.

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Post #8   3/12/11 1:29:55PM