UFC 210: Daniel Cormier Admits “Last Couple” of Weight Cuts Have Been Tough, Following Friday’s Brief Scare
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier made weight for his light-heavyweight championship bout tonight with Anthony Johnson, but the champ admits he’s had a harder time lately hitting the 205 mark.
A brief but considerable wave was sent through the MMA world on Friday, when Cormier initially came in at 206.2 pounds for the UFC 210 headliner. Since no one pound allowance is allowed for title fights, and due to the new early weigh-in procedures, it wasn’t immediately clear if the 205 title would still be on the line.
But, then Cormier reappeared moments later, and came in at the required weight. As it turns out, fighters are allowed to weigh-in for a second time in New York State, if a championship is up for grabs.
“It was crazy, I weighed in upstairs and I was like ‘Man I’m OK, I’m going to do this,’’ Cormier said. “It was harder than normally, but we figured we had it done, the scale was weighing different.”
“The last couple have been tough,” Cormier added later in the interview. “I’m getting older, I’m 38 years old, fighting in a weight class I didn’t start my career in.”
Cormier and Johnson fought for the first time in 2015, and the latter lost the bout via submission.
UFC 210 will take place in Buffalo, New York.