The Ultimate Fighting Championship held its traditional pre-fight weight-in event this Friday in Detroit. This Saturday UFC 123 will take place, and as always, the pre-show event was a show apart.
Unlike what most would imagine, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes were true gentlemen to each other. Facing off for a third time, the match promises even greater excitement for each of the former UFC champions holding a win apiece.
If Penn and Hughes were cordial, things heated up between Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida. They didn’t go as far as to shove each other a la Wanderlei Silva. UFC president Dana White took it upon himself to keep the two apart.
Check out all that went on at the weigh-ins in the video below or in the photos taken by Josh Hedges:
Check out card:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
December 20, 2010
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida
Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis
Maiquel Falcão vs. Gerald Harris
Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan
Edson Barboza vs. Mike Lullo
Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O’Brien
Nik Lentz vs. Tyson Griffin