Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, posted on Twitter a video of Daniel Cormier weighing in ahead of UFC 210, in which he holds on to the towel, which allegedly helped him meet the light heavyweight limit.
Ferguson also wrote: “How not to make weight, ladies and gentlemen. They should have stripped him of the title in the same way as Charles Oliveira. My respects to all those who do it right and keep our sport clean.”
In response, Cormier asked Ferguson to calm down and “put your head in some hole.” “Tony, please stop,” Cormier tweeted. “Relax, put your head in some hole.” Get well and get well, dude. Spend some time with your family. Please stop! I am begging you. All this is not very good. You make Me Feel sad”. What did Daniel Cormier do to offend Tony? Maybe in such a difficult time for him, It’s better to not play games in social media? Why talk about old things that have already passed, been forgotten about? The pre-fight weigh-in process has become so problematic that Dana White is going to hire a security guard to oversee the weigh-in process UFC President Dana White has said the promotion will take drastic action to make sure the nightmare scenario of Charles Oliveira’s weigh-in at UFC 274 doesn’t happen again. This measure is that the guard must follow the scale that the promotion calibrates.
“We have this problem, when all the Europeans and guys from other parts of the world make kilos, they all start to struggle with the scale to look at kilos … There are so many moving parts in this monstrous machine that we run it every week, and we need a guard where the scales are now. This is what we will have to do.” Said Dana White Touching the towel with your hands at the weigh-in is a well-known trick among fighters. So the famous Daniel Cormier got into a scandal in 2017 before the fight with Anthony Johnson. In an interview with Ariel Helwani, he later explained that he was holding the towel, because he thought that the employees of the athletic commission did not hold him, and in general, because of the weight race, he did not understand what was happening. Khamzat got into exactly the same scandal on UFC 267 when he fought against Jianliang. He was 0.5 pounds overweight. This is 230 grams. At the same time, during the weigh-in, Chimaev touched the towel. he tried to retake the weight 3 times but failed. When Chimaev weighed in for the fourth time, he was asked to raise his hands. Khamzat made weight by showing the required 77.6 kg, he managed to do without a penalty AND Without scandal.