#bjj #mma #staredown I’m not very intimidating :(


All fighters but one make weight for UFC 183

Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Nick Diaz (185) vs. Anderson Silva (186)
Kelvin Gastelum (180)* vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5)
Al Iaquinta (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Thales Leites (186)
Thiago Alves (171) vs. Jordan Mein (169.5)

*Failed to make weight so egregiously the fight was nearly canceled. John Lineker missed weight (4 lbs) for his bout in the prelims. Both fighters were fined 30% of their purse.

Question for my fellow MMA nerds

theanticool, thesportssoundoff, or anyone else: I was watching Ariel Helwani’s interview with Ian McCall, and was reminded of how bad his hand is ever since that gnarly infection he had.

I made a GIF from that interview (x) to show you how he still can’t make a fist with that hand. (Here’s another of him posing for pictures).

So what I’m wondering is how the hell is he cleared to fight when he can’t even make a fist? I realize he said he can still punch people with it, but his hand looks in pretty bad shape. He can’t straighten that finger, his hand has been broken twice already, and I don’t see how itll get any better by punching with that hand. Any insight?