Two fighters failed to make weight for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch event in Bloomfield, Colo., and UFC president Dana White says there will be consequences for showing up heavy.
“There are going to be serious repercussions for not making weight for this event,” said White on Fox Sports Live.
Three fighters: James Moontasri, Patrick Walsh, and Chris Kelades failed to make weight during the official weigh-in on Friday. Kelades eventually shed the additional pound that he was over in the allotted two-hour extension, but Moontasri and Walsh forfeited 20-percent of their fight purse to their opponents after being unable to cut the excess weight.
“You’ve got to make weight. If you talk to any fighter, they’ll tell you it’s absolutely 100-percent your job to make weight. If you can’t make weight, you’ve got to either move to another weight class or not fight here,” said the UFC president.