UFC 128 weigh-in: Rua has a message for ‘disrespectful’ Jones

Steve Cofield

Jon Jones was hyped up today at the UFC 128. Frankly, he's been hyped up all week long to the point of signing autographs, "Jon Jones, UFC champion 2011."

Is that cocky or confident? The UFC light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is irked.

"I really feel it's disrespectful," Rua told UFC analyst Joe Rogan during today's weigh-in. "That's okay, tomorrow we'll see who's the better man."

Both fighters made the weight limit of 205 pounds. The other 22 fighters on the card also made weight without incident.

There wasn't any pushing or heat evident during the Rua-Jones staredown. In what is becoming the norm for Jones, the 23-year-old refused to make eye contact with his opponent.

Kurt Pellegrino did the same to Gleison Tibau, as the Brazilian stood with his hands on his hips. The happiest guy at the weigh-in appeared to be Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. He was all smiles on stage and stepped on the scale in some stylish black socks.

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UFC 128 weigh-in MAIN CARD (courtesy MMAjunkie)

  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (205) vs. Jon Jones (205)
  • Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5){ysp:more}
  • Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155)
  • Nate Marquardt (186) vs. Dan Miller (185)
  • Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (229) vs. Brendan Schaub (245)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Luiz Cane (205.5) vs. Eliot Marshall (205)
  • Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
  • Kurt Pellegrino (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Joseph Benavidez (136) vs. Ian Loveland (135)
  • Nick Catone (194) vs. Costantinos Philippou (195)
  • Erik Koch (145) vs. Raphael Assuncao (145)