Monday, December 19, 2011

Strikeforce weigh-in: With title fights official, is Masvidal focused?

Strikeforce weigh-in: With title fights official, is Masvidal focused?

The craziest weight class miss in recent memory was the only notable highlight of the Strikeforce weigh-in earlier today.

Jerron Peoples knew he was nowhere close to welterweight limit of� 170 pounds, so his camp negotiated with Roger Bowling's to meet at 179. Incredibly enough, Peoples still missed the super high catchweight. He weighed 180.5 and couldn't get down to 179.

There were no such issues with pros like Gilbert Melendez (155) and Jorge Masvidal (155) along with the females fighting for the 145-pound title. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Hiroko Yamanaka both came in on point.

After reading Kevin Iole's excellent piece on Masvidal's weird diet and nightlife habits, it's a surprise the challenger didn't come in weighing 200 pounds.

Masvidal is a self-proclaimed fast food junkie.

He spends a lot of time in the nation's fast food restaurants. He said, "I'm a humungous fan of McDonald's," putting a significant emphasis on the word "humungous." "I can't tell you how much I love that place. Taco Bell. Rally's. Checker's. I don't know if you have one of those where you are, but let me tell you, that place is awesome."

One of life's pleasures, he says, is a grilled burrito at Taco Bell. But he has so many favorites, it's difficult to remember all of them.

"Wow, that is one of the toughest questions ever," he said, asked his favorite fast-food meals. "There are so many great ones."

He also loves night clubs and strip clubs.

[...] Give him four hours and he's a happy man. He's often out prowling after midnight, hanging in night clubs, stopping in strip joints, just looking for a place to spend some time and have some fun.

"I just can't sleep a lot," he says. "I'm not out partying. I don't drink; I don't smoke. I'm just out hanging with my friends. I only need about four or five hours a sleep a night at most. So if I can't sleep, I might as well be out doing something."

Unless this is a recent development, there's no reason to call Masvidal on his unconventional habits. He enters the fight winning two straight and 3-of-4. He destroyed KJ Noons back in June.

MAIN CARD (Showtime - courtesy MMAjunkie)

Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145)
Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206)
Billy Evangelista (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156)


Caros Fodor (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (156)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Jerron Peoples (180.5)* - 179-pound catchweight fight
Devin Cole (248) vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones (265)
Fernando Gonzalez (186) vs. Eddie Mendez (186)
Chris Brown (170) vs. Herman Terrado (170.5)


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