Cris Cyborg makes weight for UFC Fight Night after arguing with nutrition coach

cris-cyborg-weight-110515-mmamania-ftr_ezibyy9h33l21ucbmfekpn2mrSporting News : There were questions whether Cris Cyborg would make weight for UFC Fight Night 95 main event tilt against Lina Lansberg.On Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour”, Cyborg said she weighed 165 pounds heading into her fight against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95. Then on Tuesday, MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani said on Twitter that Cyborg woke up at 160 pounds.

Also on Tuesday, a video blog was posted to Cyborg’s YouTube page. In the video, Cyborg and her nutrition coach George Lockhart were shown arguing about her taking birth control pills. Cyborg stated that they’re dangerous and will make her retain water weight. Lockhart told her the pills would help and act as a diuretic, which is actually the case.

Also on Tuesday, a video blog was posted to Cyborg’s YouTube page. In the video, Cyborg and her nutrition coach George Lockhart were shown arguing about her taking birth control pills. Cyborg stated that they’re dangerous and will make her retain water weight. Lockhart told her the pills would help and act as a diuretic, which is actually the case.

The fight is set to take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds. It seemed like she was going to have to hit that mark even though for non-title fights, fighters are allowed a one pound allowance. On Thursday, she still weighed 150 pounds. Cyborg got the news she would get the one pound allowance to weigh-in at 141 pounds.

The drama ended Friday morning at the official weigh-ins when Cyborg came in at 141 pounds. Lansberg came in right at 140 pounds.

Cyborg made her UFC debut at UFC 198, knocking out Leslie Smith in 81 seconds and Lansberg will be making her UFC debut.

UFC Fight Night 95 takes place on Saturday night from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.

Source : http://www.sportingnews.com


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