At today’s weigh-in, an interesting situation developed that surprised many UFC insiders.
Matt Brown (12-5) weighed in at 172.5 pounds for his main event bout against Robbie Lawler (8-4) who tipped the scales at 171. The fight on tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 12 card will result in a new #1 contender being decided definitively who will then move on to meet Johny Hendricks for the title vacated by Georges St-Pierre.
When Brown didn’t make weight, he was given an additional two hours to lose 1.5 pounds to avoid losing 20 percent of his purse to Lawler. Shockingly, he was told be the California State Athletic Commission that he would not be allowed t cut anymore.
That led to a discussion between UFC President Dana White and the CSAC, in which White argued that Brown shouldn’t be subject to a 20 percent fine if he was willing to cut the weight, but wasn’t allowed to by the commission. Ten percent was to go to Lawler, and another 10 percent to the CSAC. Thankfully, Dana White won out.
As a result, Brown missed weight at 172.5 pounds – but will not face a fine.
Tags: Matt Brown, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC on Fox 12