Friday, July 10, 2009 | 4:42 p.m.
- Complete UFC 100 coverage
- Brock Lesnar: Can anyone beat this man?
- St. Pierre dominant despite injury
- UFC co-owner addresses fans at Expo
- Love story leads to UFC
- Lesnar wins, puts on WWE-style show afterward
- Win or lose — Mir a class act
- 702.tv: All-In: UFC 100
- Punchy Points: Key aspects about UFC 100
- Interactive Timeline: UFC Countdown: 1 to 100
During the UFC 100 press conference Thursday, Brock Lesnar told everyone he was done talking - had nothing left to say.
After tipping the scales at his usual 265 pounds at Friday's weigh-in, the heavyweight champ made one final comment to his opponent Frank Mir.
"It's all over but the crying baby," Lesnar said. "We'll see you tomorrow night."
If the statement did scare Mir, he hid it well. In fact, the only emotion Mir showed while weighing in at 245 pounds can only be described as sheer joy. He wore a million-dollar smile the entire time.
"This is amazing," Mir said. "There are 1,000 people still waiting to get into the weigh-in."
The last time the two heavyweights fought at UFC 81, Mir weighed in 10 pounds heavier at 255. He weighed 251 in his most recent fight against Antoino Nogueira.
The crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center was definitely impressive. Even during a VIP question/answer session with lightweight Kenny Florian two full hours before the doors opened, the line of fans waiting to take their seats stretched hundreds of feet long.
The full capacity crowd saved its loudest approval for welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who weighed in at 170 pounds.
Any doubts on his large welterweight challenger, Thiago Alves, missing weight was put to rest. Alves weighed in at a perfect 170 pounds.
It was almost like the fans never left the Fan Expo that had taken place all day long, as it seemed like nearly everyone made an appearance on stage. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson couldn't help but pick up UFC president Dana White and threaten to body slam him after following Michael Bisping to the scales. Lorenzo Fertitta was there who, according to colorful commentator Joe Rogan, "You know who the [expletive] he is." His brother Frank was also in attendance.
The energy was noticeably higher because of the relevance of UFC 100. Middleweight fighter Tom Lawlor even painted his excitement on his body, displaying 'Just Bleed' across his chest in white letters.
The weigh-in was so important that apparently even 50 Cent had to be put on hold. After reaching the stage, Stephan Bonnar had to hang up on the rap superstar, promising he'd call him back.
As all UFC weigh-ins, this one proved to be a lot of fun. And now, just as Lesnar said, we'll see you tomorrow.
Shannon Gugerty (156 pounds) vs. Matt Grice (155)
Tom Lawlor (184) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186)
T.J. Grant (170) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171)
Jake O'Brien (206) vs. Jon Jones (206)
Jim Miller (155) vs. Mac Danzig (154)
Stephan Bonnar (205) vs. Mark Coleman (205)
Alan Belcher (186) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (185)
Paul Thiago (170) vs. Jon Fitch (170)
Michael Bisping (186) vs. Dan Henderson (185)
Thiago Alves (170) vs. Georges St. Pierre (170)
Brock Lesnar (265) vs. Frank Mir (245)