Cormier Nearly Misses Weight, Strangeness Ensues
The early morning weigh-ins implemented by the UFC, where fighters officially weigh in during a two-hour window long before the televised weigh-in show, have produced a lot of tense moments but none stranger than what occurred at this morning’s UFC 210 weigh-ins.
With mere minutes left to go in the weigh-ins, both headliners Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson had yet to show up.
Then, Cormier arrived and stepped onto the scales at 206.2 pounds — well over the 205 lb. limit for the light-heavyweight championship fight. Cormier stormed out of the room, seemingly having missed weight and potentially leading to the fight being cancelled.
Just two minutes later, Cormier returned to the room, and somehow stepped on the scale at 205 lbs.
After the champion left in celebration that he had made weight, Johnson finally showed up as the window for the weigh-in was closing — and he weighed in light, coming in at 203.8 lbs.
Normally a fighter is not given a second chance to weigh in if they miss weight initially, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission has considered Cormier’s weigh-in valid and the fight will go ahead as scheduled.
Watch the video below and see how Cormier managed to "lose" 1.2 pounds in under 2 minutes during the most controversial weigh-in yet: