Cutting weight is one of the toughest things a competitive mixed martial artist has to do. Replenishing the body after dropping major pounds is a crucial part of preparing for fight night. But when you mix in an elevator-ride-gone-wrong, weigh-in day becomes a little more difficult to manage.
That’s exactly what happened to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum, bantamweight legend Urijah Faber, welterweight brawler Yancy Medeiros and middleweight Brad Tavares after stepping on the scales earlier today (Fri., Sept. 9, 2016) for UFC 203’s official weigh ins at the Wyndham in Cleveland, Ohio (h/t Zombie Prophet). Faber and Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz detailed the unexpected detour and posted it to their Instagram accounts (shown below).
Survivors! Elevator just snapped and we dropped 3 floor to the basement check snap-urijahfaber1 @werdum @yancymedeiros @fabiopradobjj @sneakytommy @justinbuchholz_ @cbdolloway @bradtavares @sugarraysefo @kings_mma @aliabdelaziz000
A photo posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Sep 9, 2016 at 4:33pm PDT
We loaded up the elevator after weigh ins and it dropped with the door open!!! Thank you God we only fell one floor and we were only trapped for like 10 min in the basement cause we were running out of air. @urijahfaber @sneakytommy @fabiopradobjj @yancymedeiros @sugarraysefo @fabriciowerdum @kings_mma @eric_xcmma @babalusirongym @cbdolloway
A video posted by Justin Buchholz (@justinbuchholz_) on Sep 9, 2016 at 4:46pm PDT
This isn’t really the way you want to begin the rejuvenation process after depleting your body for days. At least the inconvenient ordeal didn’t last all that long. Hats off to Faber, Werdum, Medeiros and Tavares for keeping their cool and reacting as if they were avoiding danger inside the cage.
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