This afternoon, we trekked down to the San Diego Sports Arena for the Strikeforce weigh in. We got down there in plenty of time to finally hit up Phil’s BBQ for lunch beforehand. In all the times I’ve been to San Diego, I’ve never eaten at Phil’s. Glad we did, it was quite tasty. Not the best I’ve had, but a solid contender for sure.
After lunch, we walked back over to the arena and got setup for the weigh in. We had to sit around for quite a while patiently waiting for the event to start. The first fighter finally hit the scale at about 4:15, only fifteen minutes late of the scheduled 4:00 pm start. All was going well until Jerron Peoples stepped on the scale. He had been having a rough time cutting and knew in advance that he would not make the 171 pound welterweight limit. The fight against Roger Bowling was agreed to be held at a catch-weight of 179 pounds. However, Peoples couldn’t even make that, weighing in at 181 pounds buck naked. Bowling proceeded to step up on the scale and make the original contracted weight of 170 pounds. Bowling stepped off the scale and immediately got in Peoples’ face. Scott Coker had to separate the two and ushered Peoples off the stage instead of allowing the photographers to get an official face off shot.
After that bit of drama, everyone else made weight with no problem.
Below is a sample of the take I transmitted to Getty Images.