Marcos Rogerio de Lima stepped on the scale for UFC Fight Night 108 intending to make light-heavyweight, but instead was 210 pounds. This was the second fight where he failed to make weight, and he was fined 30% of his purse. Then he stepped into the cage with Ovince St. Preux and got his ass kicked.
Since then, Rogerio de Lima has accepted the fact that he’s too fat to make light-heavyweight. As per MMAFighting:
Marcos Rogerio de Lima is done with fighting at light heavyweight after missing weight a second time in the UFC.
“Pezao” missed weight by five pounds for his UFC Fight Night 108 clash with Ovince St. Preux in Nashville, three months after weighing in at 209.6 for his bout with Jeremy Kimball in Denver.
de Lima, who competed as a heavyweight on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4, has decided to move back up after racking up a 3-3 record at light heavyweight.
“It’s not healthy for me to fight at this weight,” Lima told MMA Fighting.
Lima says he’s not sure why he wasn’t able to make weight this time, and believes that his struggles led to his performance against St. Preux.
“I didn’t recover well,” Lima said. “I fractured my face cheekbone and my nose with a blow. It wasn’t even that hard, but the doctor said it probably fractured because my potassium and calcium levels were too low.”