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UFC 143 weigh-in: Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit keep their cool

No one misses weight before annual Super Bowl weekend card at Mandalay Bay

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Nick Diaz flexes after making weight during the weigh in for UFC 143 Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Mandalay Bay.

UFC 143 Weigh In

Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit face off during the weigh in for UFC 143 Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Mandalay Bay. Launch slideshow »

For the first time in recent memory, a weigh-in featuring Nick Diaz passed without incident.

Diaz and opponent Carlos Condit both came in at 169 pounds at the Mandalay Events Center before Saturday’s interim welterweight championship bout at UFC 143. Diaz and Condit stayed far apart while posing for their stare down photo.

No shouting or shoving took place; unlike many of the weigh-ins Diaz has taken part in over the years. Diaz has pledged respect for Condit leading up to their fight.

He proved that he meant it Friday. But Diaz didn’t necessarily enjoy hitting the scales in front of media and fans.

He scowled during most of the process and gave a cryptic final comment before walking off the stage.

“I’m ready to take my (butt) whooping,” Diaz said. “It’s whatever.”

Despite some scattered boos from the pro-Diaz crowd, Condit spoke in a more positive tone.

“Nick Diaz is the toughest guy I’ve ever fought,” Condit said. “I’m as prepared as I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to get out there and do this thing.”

The only bad blood at the weigh-in occurred between the other two welterweights on the main card. After Mike Pierce tipped the scales at 170 pounds, he threw on a curly blonde wig to mock opponent Josh Koscheck’s hairstyle.

Koscheck, who also weighed 170, wasn’t amused and forced his face into Pierce’s before UFC President Dana White broke the two apart.

Neither Condit and Diaz nor Pierce and Koscheck shook hands. Renan Barao (136) and Scott Jorgensen (135) embraced briefly after a close-quarters stare down photo ahead of their bantamweight clash.

“This is going to be a good fight,” White mouthed as a smile stretched across his face.

It’s rare to see two heavyweights weigh the same amount, but a trimmed Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum both came in at 246 pounds.

Check below for full results from the UFC 143 weigh-in.

Interim Welterweight Championship Bout: Nick Diaz (169) vs. Carlos Condit (169)

Heavyweight Bout: Roy Nelson (246) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246)

Welterweight Bout: Josh Koscheck (170) vs. Mike Pierce (170)

Bantamweight Bout: Renan Barao (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135)

Middleweight Bout: Ed Herman (185) vs. Clifford Starks (185)

Featherweight Bout: Dustin Poirier (146) vs. Max Holloway (144)

Bantamweight Bout: Alex Caceres (136) vs. Edwin Figueroa (135)

Welterweight Bout: Matt Brown (171) vs. Chris Cope (171)

Welterweight Bout: Matt Riddle (170) vs. Henry Martinez (169)

Middleweight Bout: Rafael Natal (186) vs. Michael Kupier (183)

Welterweight Bout: Dan Stittgen (170) vs. Stephen Thompson (171)

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