Well UFC 210 has come and gone, but not without controversy. As many of you already know, Daniel Cormier weighed in at 206.4. After DC stepped off the scale, He left the weigh-in area for less than three minutes, then returned and weighed in at 205.
During the second weigh-in attempt, Daniel Cormier grabbed the towel that was being held up in front of him. DC has said that he was grabbing the towel to hide his junk and that it had no effect on the weigh-in.
Earlier this week a video came out with two professional fighters who did a demonstration showing that grabbing the towel could actually effect the weigh-in, helping to hide some weight.
Johnson’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN that the Johnson camp will file a complaint with the New York State Athletic Commission “sometime this week” and that he had informed UFC President Dana White of their intentions to do so, before the fight.
“I understand New York is new to regulating mixed martial arts, but they’ve been doing boxing for a long time,” Abelaziz added. “Everybody is trying to sweep this under the rug, but it’s not going to happen.”
Now to switch gears. Former middleweight champ Chris Weidman is also filling an appeal with the New York State Athletic Commision. Chris went up against Gegard Mousasi. The fight ended in the second round in one of the weirdest endings we have seen in the UFC.
The ref called for a pause in action in the second round. Chris ate a couple knees that were deemed illegal, after calling pause and telling Wiedman he has 5 minutes to recover, the ref left the cage only to return moments later telling Wiedman it was actually a legal knee.
This was very strange because they told Chris it was a legal knee, but said New York didn’t have a replay rule, so no replays were allowed to be used, but they did use a replay just moments after pausing the action and made their judgement from the replay.
The fight was then called a TKO victory for Gegard, putting Chris Weidman on a three fight losing streak. Chris had this to say about the situation.
“If it was a legal knee, I would have loved to have just kept fighting. It shouldn’t have been stopped, but the ref, at the end of the day, is the one who made a judgement call, and in the state of New York, his word is what counts.”