Video: Watch Khamzat Chimaev botch Daniel Cormier’s towel cheat, magically losing (then gaining) five pounds
UFC welterweight attraction Khamzat Chimaev struggled to hit the 170-pound limit ahead of his return fight to the UFC, which takes place against murderous veteran Li Jingliang on the main card of the ‘UFC 267 this Saturday. (October 30, 2021) on ESPN + from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
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Chimaev arrived in 171.5 with his hands on the towel, a trick used by former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier when “DC” was trying to hit the 205-pound limit. “Borz” weighed in for the second time after getting an extra hour to cut the weight, but overcorrected with his hands on the towel, tipping the scales at 166 – 5.5 pounds on his first attempt.
His third lightning-fast effort – with arms in the air – came in at 171. Luckily for the part-time middleweight, there’s a one-pound allowance in the untitled fights. That said, Chimaev needed some help off the stage by his team, which cannot leave “Borz” fans too optimistic about his next performance against “The Leech”.
We will find out in a little over 24 hours.
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