There’s a pattern developing here…

What’s the difference between a quiet and normal weigh-ins for a UFC fighter, and a highly controversial day? Apparently 1.2 pounds, 2 minutes and a towel. During yesterday’s UFC 210 weigh-in, that’s exactly what we saw.

Current UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier hit the scales 1.2 pounds over the title fight limit. Scheduled to face Anthony Johnson, the bout would have been cancelled if ‘DC’ missed weight.

Towel Drama

What happened next was highly controversial, but was it cheating? Cormier emerged from the back room just 144 seconds after weighing in at 206.2 pounds, and was suddenly 205 pounds on the button.

It looked as though the champion may have been grabbing the towel to adjust the weight on the scales. Here’s that controversial moment, and below you’ll see Cormier’s response to the accusations of cheating:

Cormier Explains

After Jon Jones accused Cormier of being ‘dirty’ and blatantly cheating, Cormier spoke to reporters with his version of events.

Check out what he said here:

“But what does doing that do? I don’t understand. It’s not something I’ve done before, you know, so I don’t…no. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t show my junk.”

“That’s your belief, not mine.”

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Topic For Debate

Obviously this is all everyone is discussing right now. Well, apart from Anthony Johnson. ‘Rumble’ says it’s ‘not a big deal,’ and well, is it? Both men are going to fight, Johnson still gets a shot at the title.

UFC 210 is still full steam ahead. If all this is because ‘DC’ used a classic wrestling trick, then is it all that bad?

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