Here’s a no-brainer: Henderson and Franklin made weight today. After all, this is the fight to really determine which one of these guys is the best 185 lbs fighter at 205, so it’s not like these guys have to work that hard to cut. They even had a little to spare.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with fighters bouncing around weight classes. It just seems crazy to me that we are all overlooking why these two men are avoiding fighting for a title at 185. It involves a mythical Brazilian dragon that is said to be invincible. Surely a hero will come along to defeat him, no?
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to see how these guys match up stylistically. The countdown show made me giggle a bit, especially considering that Franklin’s deadpan humor really struck the right cord with me. I’m now rooting for him hard core.