Video Suggests Daniel Cormier Used a Pretty Shady Move to Drop 1.2 Pounds in 2 Minutes (Video)
When weighing in for Saturday night’s fight, Daniel Cormier came in about 1.2 pounds overweight. Knowing that he had some work to do, and quickly, he stepped aside for two minutes, then returned with a towel draped in front of his naked body, which he grabbed.
He hit his target weight on the money, and many wondered, “How’d he do that? How did Daniel Cormier drop 1.2 pounds in just two minutes?”
Well, it’s an old trick wrestlers use. Here’s Roan “Jucao” Carneiro showing how it’s done—using it to an extreme effect by dropping 2.6 pounds in about 5 seconds:
In this videos I show how to lost 3 pounds in 15 seconds.#DanielCormier know and teaching it yesterday at the weigh in. It is easy just follow my tricks… Neste video eu ensino como perder 1.5kg em menos de 15 segundos. Todos virão o @dc_mma ensinou para todos como é fácil. #magodabalanca #cormierknows #oldtrick #malandroémalandro #maneemane @rodolfovieira89 @caradesapatojr @junior_cigano @bigfootsilva @dc_mma @dinthomas @jonnybones
It’s just about displacing a small amount of your weight on the towel, a trick that, by all accounts, should be illegal, but for some reason wasn’t—probably because the UFC knew their card would be crap without Cormier.
Certain states’ regulating bodies allow for time in between weigh-ins, but this is some shady stuff. That said, if no one was going to watch the fight without him, why WOULDN’T they allow it?
Hat Tip – [Uproxx]