Aaron Chalmers’ MMA debut at BAMMA 29 was controversial enough in it’s own right, but then the weigh-in took place.
To the bemusement of almost everyone in the building and those watching online, Chalmers weighed in at 170-pounds for his debut MMA fight at BAMMA 29.
— Greg Harwood Jenkins (@Jenkins92Greg) May 8, 2017
The bout had originally be marketed as a lightweight bout, thus when Chalmers weighed-in at 170-pounds (77kg), it caused outrage in the MMA community with people (including myself) reporting that the popular reality TV star had missed weight by 15-pounds – See HERE.
According to Chalmers though, the whole thing was a misunderstanding and he’d actually weighed-in at exactly the weight he signed for.
“Everyone kinda jumped on it saying I’d missed weight, but I’m not unprofessional like that,” Chalmers said.
“I seriously wouldn’t embarrass myself missing weight.
“I know there was a lot of controversy about it, but I was always told that it was at welterweight and that’s why I came in bang on at 77 [kilograms].
“Obviously the other lads was lightweight, thus why he came in at that weight, but I was always told welterweight so that’s why I came in at 77.
“There was obviously some confusion there, but it would be pointless me coming in at lightweight because I walk at 86, 87 and I was never going to get down to that.
“I was always under the impression that it was welterweight.”
One thing we do know for sure is that Chalmers’ next fight at BAMMA 31 against Alex Thompson is at welterweight.