Dana White Says Anthony Johnson Is 'Unprofessional' for Missing Weight

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2012

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Courtesy of MMAConvert.com

Anthony Johnson's weight issues continue to follow him. 

During the UFC 142 weigh-in, UFC president Dana White announced that Johnson had failed to make weight and it has potentially put his bout with Vitor Belfort in jeopardy.

Johnson weighed in at 197 pounds, and as a result, "Rumble" will be forced to forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Belfort. 

White wasn't too pleased with Johnson, but he said Belfort has agreed to still fight on Saturday night.

"Rumble Johnson is not on weight today. And when I say he's not on weight he's way off weight," he said.

"The stipulation is, Vitor does not want him to weigh more than 205 pounds by tomorrow at like 2 o'clock in the afternoon. So we'll see how this thing plays out," he added.

Johnson has already missed weight on two previous occasions while competing at welterweight. The former 170-pounder had decided to make the transition to middleweight, in hopes of competing at a more comfortable weight.

White was unhappy with Johnson's actions and his inability to properly make weight.

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"As a fighter, you are a professional," he said.

"He moved up to 185 pounds so this wouldn't happen to him at 170 pounds, and here we are in the same position again. [Belfort] came in like a professional on weight, and Anthony Johnson comes in as a total unprofessional, way overweight."