We all remember the infamous ‘towelgate’ incident that occurred at Daniel Cormier’s weigh-in before he was slated to fight Anthony Rumble Johnson at UFC 210 but have you fellas seen ‘no-towelgate’ yet? It’s infinitely better to watch…
Weight cutting is one of the hardest (if not the hardest) aspect of combat sports: the stress that fighters put their bodies through in order to make the required weight can be extremely dangerous to their health and at some point in the future, you’d hope that fighting promotions get their sh*t together and come up with a way to end the practice altogether.
It will definitely be good for the sport when weight cutting becomes a thing of the past but on the flip side, we won’t get to see scenes like the magnificent one in this clip.
In it, Felice Herrig is weighing herself ahead of her upcoming UFC strawweight bout with Justine Kish at UFC Fight Night 112 this weekend, when she realises that the towel she’s holding around her naked body is adding a substantial amount of weight to the scale.
She contemplates getting rid of the towel but then states: “I was gonna drop it [the towel] but Cory’s there” (fu*king Cory). After some encouragement from her photographer and friend Michelle Keim, Felice concludes “I don’t know how much the towel weighs” and with that, drops it to the floor.
Now, she obviously pixelated the front-on nudieness and, try as I might, I cannot locate an unedited version of this vid online. But this ain’t too but, I reckon!
In the wake of Daniel Cormier’s sneaky towel trick, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) changed its weigh-in policy, which now states that “shall not make physical contact with any person or object other than the scale.”
And while we at CSF look forward to the day that dangerous weight cuts are removed from the sport, deeming such rules unneccassary, in the meantime, let’s just sit back and watch no-towelgate (for research purposes only, obviously).
CHECK OUT FELICE’S WARDROBE MALFUNCTION ON THE PLAYER BELOW: