Antonio McKee: Pavelich could give a s--- if I die

                    <div class="Article" style="float: left;">
                        <table>
                        <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;">
                        <td>
                            <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=382150" target="_blank">
                                Antonio McKee: Pavleich could give a s--- if I die

                            </a></h3>
                        </td>
                        </tr>
                        </table>
                        <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=382150" ><img class="photo" src="" /></a>


                            <strong class="ArticleSource">[sherdog.com]</strong>


                        <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;">&nbsp;</div>
                    </div>

                    <p>When Antonio McKee missed weight this weekend by seven pounds for a defense of his MFC Lightweight title, President Mark Pavelich decided to fire him on the spot, after the fight. McKee won a decision in the now non-title catchweight bout, and was fired and stripped of his title.</p>

“I was thoroughly disgusted by the lack of professionalism that Antonio McKee showed towards the belt he was scheduled to defend as well as the Maximum Fighting Championship as an organization,” said Pavelich later.

“It was unacceptable behavior for a champion to demonstrate," Pavelich continued. "On top of that, Antonio never really apologized for missing weight that badly. That was the end of things for him with the MFC. That’s why he was stripped of his belt immediately and told that he would never fight in the MFC again. I hope it’s a message to all the other fighters in the MFC.”

McKee, however, sees the situation differently. According to the former champion, both Pavelich and Cobb knew McKee would miss weight due to illness. McKee says he and his camp made the conscious decision to “not push the envelope” and try to make weight, as the fighter was experiencing severe lightheadedness and stomach pains.

“[Pavelich] knew I wasn’t going to make weight before the fight because I told him I wasn’t going to make weight. I was sick. I had f---ing kidney issues. My stomach was messed up. They already knew that,” McKee told Sherdog.com on Wednesday.

“I called Brian Cobb and told him that I wasn’t going to make weight and that he wouldn’t be fighting for the title,” McKee said. “The surprise to me was that Brian Cobb didn’t make weight. He stepped on the scale first, and he was a half-pound over. I stepped on the scale and weighed 159.8 pounds [before the weigh-in]. I started rehydrating, because my organs were starting to give me issues, and I weighed in at 162.”

“If you look at my history, I’ve always made weight. My body composition was a little off this time, and I miscalculated by five pounds. I apologized to HDNet. They have it on tape. I apologized to Mark Pavelich, and then I said I didn’t care for the way Mark Pavelich handled this, and I wouldn’t be surprised if HDNet cut him within the next year.”

“[Pavelich] was lying. He put out all this stuff about how I didn’t make weight and he was hitting me over the head for 20 percent of my purse, but what he never said was that Brian Cobb didn’t make weight. When I got my attorney involved, they retracted all of that stuff and said that Cobb didn’t make weight.

“The question was asked, ‘What’s the consequence for Brian Cobb not making weight? [Pavelich] said that if Cobb lost, he would kick [Cobb] out, and if [Cobb] won, then he would keep him. That’s not a very harsh punishment for someone who didn’t make weight for a title fight.”

“The problem is that Mark Pavelich doesn’t have anyone who can beat me, and it costs him a lot of money to bring in guys to fight me. That’s the real reason why I’m not in the MFC, because he can’t afford me anymore."

“I still came as a warrior and champion and gave them one of the best fights I’ve ever had in the MFC. At the end of the day, it’s about my health and well-being. Mark Pavelich could give a s--- if I die, or my kidneys shut down, or I need a new liver. He could give less than a rat’s ass.”

Read entire article...

                    <div style="clear: left; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;">&nbsp;</div>

What's news here? Everyone pretty much knows Pavs a shitty person. Phone Post

 Pavelich could give a s--- if I die

























and most other people as well..thats what happens when youre a race baiting tool

 Everything mentioned here I mentioned last Thursday/Friday. Just sayin...

chesty_1775 -  Pavelich could give a s--- if I die












and most other people as well..thats what happens when youre a race baiting tool


Sounds like you're race baiting right now.

1. It's obvious that Pav has a bad rep.
2. It's obvious that Antonio has been outspoken about how Blk ppl are treated in some MMA promotions.
3. He usually makes weight.
4. They were having trouble finding someone to beat him.
5. Which means they were stuck with an outspoken champion.
6. They found a weak excuse to cut him.

In this instance maybe all Antonio's suspicions were confirmed. I doubt very seriously, that if a UFC champion called ahead of time and said "hey I'm having issues w/ my kidneys, I won't make weight" that they would be cut. Esp, if they had been winning.

That would be like firing one of you from your job because you were late for one important meeting because you were sick, after having been on time and prepared to a dozen beforehand.

Its hard not to love both Pav and McKee...Its a shame it came to this in my opinion.

The Last Samurai - 
“The problem is that Mark Pavelich doesn’t have anyone who can beat me, and it costs him a lot of money to bring in guys to fight me. That’s the real reason why I’m not in the MFC, because he can’t afford me anymore."


lol but you sure got beat by a UFC gatekeeper


He really did not lose that fight, but even if he did, there is no shame. The UFC is where the best in the world fight. McKee was screwed by the UFC then and most people know it. For some reason alot of white people do not like McKee and it shows in most people's responses to him.

Couldn't, not could. Phone Post

MMAKingdom - 
The Last Samurai - 
“The problem is that Mark Pavelich doesn’t have anyone who can beat me, and it costs him a lot of money to bring in guys to fight me. That’s the real reason why I’m not in the MFC, because he can’t afford me anymore."


lol but you sure got beat by a UFC gatekeeper


He really did not lose that fight, but even if he did, there is no shame. The UFC is where the best in the world fight. McKee was screwed by the UFC then and most people know it. For some reason alot of white people do not like McKee and it shows in most people's responses to him.


McKee's shot in the UFC was one of the most boring fights i've ever seen, after he spent a lot of time talking smack about it ahead of time....

"For some reason alot of white people do not like McKee and it shows in most people's responses to him."

Bullshit. He's such a boring non-entity no one thinks or cares at all about him. Maybe a minor league groupie here or there...He doesn't exist.

Pav is trash Phone Post

"could give a shit"

What's happened to this language? "could give a shit" doesn't even make any sense.

McKee was most likely released because he is very boring to watch, unlikeable and does stupid shit like play the race card and bite people whenever he is challenged.

I think Pav just needed an excuse to get rid of him. Missing weight sufficed. Phone Post

Motivated Penn - "could give a shit"

What's happened to this language? "could give a shit" doesn't even make any sense.



Sad, but true.

StretchPlum - "For some reason alot of white people do not like McKee and it shows in most people's responses to him."

I could care less if a fighter is purple. perform and entertain and plenty of promoters will want you

Ah the old 'couldn't care less' vs 'could care less' debate.
1000 replies easy

The stories i heard about Pavia are quit bad. I personally think there will be at least a grain of truth in them but nonetheless their all hearsay.

As for McKee,even though he has a moderate amount of talent his style is not to exciting.If you combine that with a personality that might say some valid things but for seemingly completely the wrong reasons (i always get the feeling that McKee only begins about racism when his interest are directly involved) you do not get the most exciting prospect to be the poster boy for a smallish organization.

In the end,even though there always to sides to a story,he should have made sure he made weight. He know he was liable to be dropped so he should have got his game together. It is unfortunate but it seems that unfortunate always seem to follow mister McKee around.

fightharder - The stories i heard about Pavia are quit bad. .

Wrong douche

 

Antonio McKee: Nobody would give a s--- if I die

Sorry about that,meant Pavelich....the other one is doing something spectacularly ''ambitious'' in India right. Anyways thx for the correction.