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Pros react to Daniel Cormier’s controversial UFC 210 weigh-in

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During Friday’s UFC 210 official weigh-ins, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier weighed in 1.2 pounds over the 205-pound limit for light heavyweight championship fights. Cormier, who is scheduled to defend his belt on Saturday against top contender Anthony Johnson, was then given another chance to weigh-in just a little over two minutes after the initial time he hit the scale.

On his second try, the former Olympic wrestler registered 205 pounds, but was seen holding down the towel used to cover his body, as he had stripped down before stepping on the scale. Many claim this to be an old wrestling trick used to weigh less on the scale.

Below is how the pros reacted to Cormier’s controversial weigh-in:

Star-divide

@arielhelwani Pushing down on the towel can make you lose a few pounds….sneaky lol

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) April 7, 2017

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If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying…………

— phil baroni (@philbaroni) April 7, 2017

Hands on towel lmfao oldest trick in book. Lmfao haha nice playa nice https://t.co/uY4B4RRab1

— phil baroni (@philbaroni) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

New York commission doing NY commission shenanigans https://t.co/xY9abwd9Jb

— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Lol! Definitely using the towel! https://t.co/SZAyCXctKe

— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

That @ufc towel can cut 1,2lb in two minutes? ☕️

— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Lol any wrestler that knows the tricks to beating the scale can obviously see that DC use the towel to float them lbs. #vetmove #ufc210 https://t.co/XL6NFi0qPD

— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) April 7, 2017

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How I feel about the #UFC210 main event weight-gate.
One question…. “How Sway?! HOW?!”#INeedSomeOfThatWeightCutJuice lol

— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 7, 2017

Sometimes all u need to make weight is a simple weightloss towel from @HPNSupps! #towelgate #weightgate #ufc210 #WeightLossTowel #lifehacks pic.twitter.com/KuupLBWqDv

— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

It seems the NYSAC folks can’t spot a pair of hands resting on a towel during a weigh in, but they can damn sure spot a pair of fake boobs!

— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Yup. The ol towel push/pull https://t.co/hSQT2zovNv

— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

I smell something fishy. Somehow Cormier lost 1.2 pounds in 2:24 mins, is that even possible in that short amount of time?

— Linton Vassell (@LDV_TheSwarm) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

That moment D.C. pulled the ol @DarrickMinner towel trick to make weight.

— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Oldest trick in the book everyone try it at home press on something when weighing your self and see how lighter you are on the scales https://t.co/0a3DwVDlcM

— Darren Stewart (@Darren_mma) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Old truck to loose 1.0 pounds. Just push down the towel. Velho truque de perder 1kg, empurra a toalha para baixo. #malandro #malandroémalandro #trick #sneaky #fail

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Star-divide

Hahahaha ⚒⚒WTH https://t.co/pkL3xq3H4m

— Mark Coleman (@HammerHouseMMA) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Daniel Cormier brought back the old trick:”touch the towel to touch the sky” and made the weight in a magical way.Cgts Athletic Commission

— Alberto Miná (@albertominaUFC) April 7, 2017

Star-divide

Come on ! He was clearly pushing on the towel ahahah ! https://t.co/5TYBPTQRSh

— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) April 7, 2017

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