UFC Fighter Qualifies for Championship Fight by Cutting Weight in 2 Minutes

UFC Fighter Qualifies for Championship Fight by Cutting Weight in 2 Minutes
  • Dan Russo

Fighters have been known to use extreme techniques in last ditch efforts to cut weight before fights. But what happened at the UFC 205 weigh-in is just ridiculous.

It looked as though one of the UFC 205 competitors Daniel Cromier would not be allowed to fight as he missed weight at the UFC 205 weigh-in measuring 206.2 pounds.

Then, the unexpected happened. Cromier returned 2 minutes later for a second weigh-in and made the 205-pound cut.

It was an incredible feat that rightfully raised a lot of questions from reporters.

Championship fight or not, the amount of weight Cromier supposedly cut is glaringly disproportionate to the two-minute window he had to drop the pounds. Another theory swirling on Twitter captured the fighter pulling down the towel during his second attempt.

Whether or not Cromier legitimately cut that weight will remain a mystery. But make no mistake, if he wins the UFC-205 championship bout against Anthony Johnson this will be a distinct blemish on the title.