Daniel Cormier told Ariel Helwani on last night’s edition of The MMA Hour that the weight cut he endured ahead of UFC 210 was “the hardest” of his career to date.
Surprising really, considering how quickly those last 1.2lbs came off.
When ‘D.C’ first weighed in on Friday morning, he was 206.2lbs. Moments later, the UFC light-heavyweight champion stood atop the same scales for a second time, only for his weight to be announced as 205lbs.
Wow, now that’s some impressive weight cutting.
Of course, we are being facetious. No miracle of dieting or dehydration occurred here. Either Cormier is telling the truth and he was on weight the first time but there was a problem with the scales or he pressed down on the privacy towel held in front of him and manipulated the reading on his second weigh-in attempt.
The entire MMA world seems to believe the latter explanation to be factual.
If you are still struggling with the idea that a towel can be used to perform such a feat, we direct you to the video below, which was posted to the Instagram account of UFC welterweight Roan Carneiro. In the clip, Carneiro and Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rodolfo Vieira demonstrate the efficacy of the now infamous trick.
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