Daley Misses Weight for MFC 20

By Rob King Feb 19, 2009
ENOCH, Alberta -- Paul Daley failed to make weight for his bout with former Bodog Fight welterweight champion Nick Thompson at Maximum Fighting Championship 20. Daley checked in at 171.5 pounds at Thursday’s official weigh-in and will forfeit 25 percent of his pay to Thompson.

“I really want to apologize to the MFC and to Nick Thompson for missing weight,” Daley said. “I don’t know why; I hope I’m not making this a habit. Maybe it’s, in part, [due] to the 20-hour flight.”

Daley (19-7-2) has missed weight for each of his past two fights. In December, he came in four pounds overweight for his bout with UFC veteran John Alessio at MFC 19. Daley defeated Alessio by technical knockout midway through the second round.

All other fighters made weight successfully, including MFC welterweight champion Pat Healy (169) and his challenger, Ryan Ford (171).

MFC 20 “Destined for Greatness” will air live on HDNet at 10 p.m. ET on Friday.

MFC 20 “Destined for Greatness”
Friday, Feb. 20
River Cree Resort and Casino
Enoch, Alberta

MFC Welterweight Championship

Ryan Ford (171) vs. Pat Healy (169)

MFC Lightweight Championship
Antonio McKee (155) vs. Derrick Noble (155)

Paul Daley (171.5) vs. Nick Thompson (170)
Rory Singer (185.5) vs. Bryan Baker (182)
Roger Hollett (204) vs. David Heath (204)
Solomon Hutcherson (185.5) vs. David Mewborn (185)
Simon Marini (155) vs. Ryan Machan (155)
Alain Hernandez (155) vs. Evan Sanguin (153)
Donovan Foley (151) vs. Josh Russell (151)
Richard Symons (200) vs. Brad Zazulak (197)
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