How do you come in 6.2kg overweight for a -78kg fight - did he stop at Burger King on the way to the weigh in?
"At the weigh-ins for tomorrow's Demolition of Octagon Gear card, Hidetaka Monma found a new weight problem.
The DOG weigh ins at Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW in Monzen-Nakacho, Tokyo today played witness to a strange scenario. In what may be the biggest weigh-in debacle in recent memory, far eclipsing Fabricio "Pitbull" Monteiro's 3.8 kilogram overweight weigh-in this past July in DEEP, American Top Team fighter Luigi Fioravanti, scheduled to face Hidetaka Monma in the main event, weighed in at an astounding 84.2 kilograms for his bout with Monma, which is contracted to be contested at a 78 kilogram weight.
Monma is no stranger to peculiarity on the scales. The Pancrase and GCM veteran competed in May in HERO'S 70 kilogram tournament, where he was stopped by Gesias "JZ" Calvancanti in the first round. For the bout, Monma had to cut an incredible 14 kilograms to make weight, leaving him weak and depleted for his bout with the Brazilian stalwart.
In addition to Fioravanti coming in at a shocking 6.2 kilograms overweight, Fioravanti's teammate Paul Rodriguez weighed in at 900 grams over the 70 kilogram contract for his bout with Eiji Mitsuoka. Greatest Common Multiple officials have stated that Rodriguez and Fioravanti will be weighed tomorrow, and if they are not on weight, they will face unspecific penalities, likely in the form of pre-bout yellow cards, and possibly a reduced fight purse.
Monma, who made the 78 kilogram weight limit on his first attempt, appeared to pay little mind to the astronomical weight of his opponent. "He is a professional, I'm sure he'll get to the weight," said Monma. When asked about his seemingly unnatural cut to 70 kilograms, and how he felt heading into tomorrow's bout, Monma said, "Last time, I trained to make weight. This time, I trained to win."
Official Weigh-In Results:
Takaichi Hirayama (Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW) - 69.9 KG
Wataru Takahashi (Freelance) - 69.9 KG
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (Tokyo Yellow Mans) - 78.4 KG
Hossein Ojaghi (Otokogumi) - 78.9 KG
Takahito Iida (Wajyutsu Keisyukai A3) - 71.5 KG
Artur Oumakhanov (SK Absolute Russia) - 71.1 KG
Wataru Miki (Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW) - 69.8 KG
Koji Yoshida (Freelance) - 70.0 KG
Tomonari Kanomata (Paraestra Hachioji) - 69.7 KG
Yasuyoshi Kinbara (Team Cloud) - 69.9 KG
Keita Nakamura (Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tokyo Headquarters) - 75.9 KG
Djalili Salmanov (SK Absolute Russia) - 75.6 KG
Eiji Mitsuoka (Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW) - 69.9 KG
Paul Rodriguez (American Top Team Orlando) - 70.9 KG
Hidetaka Monma (Wajyutsu Keisyukai A3) - 78.0 KG
Luigi Fioravanti (American Top Team Orlando) - 84.2 KG"